John Farrell MacDonald

Highest Rated:
100% My Darling Clementine (1946)
Lowest Rated:
40% Pin Up Girl (1944)
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Bio:
J. Farrell MacDonald was one of the most beloved and prolific character actors in Hollywood history. A former minstrel singer, MacDonald toured the U.S. in stage productions for nearly two decades before he ever set foot in Tinseltown. He made his earliest film appearances in 1911 with Carl…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Phantom Express
  • Smokey Joe Nolan
-- 2032
Superman and the Mole Men
  • Pop Shannon
-- 1951
Here Comes the Groom
  • Man
-- 1951
Daltons' Women
  • Actor
-- 1950
Woman on the Run
  • Sea Captain
-- 1950
The Dalton Gang
  • Judge Price
-- 1949
Fighting Man of the Plains
  • Partridge
-- 1949
71% The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
  • Sheriff Sweetzer
-- 1949
Panhandle
  • Doc Cooper
-- 1948
If You Knew Susie
  • Policeman
-- 1948
When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Doorman
-- 1948
The Walls of Jericho
  • Bailiff
-- 1948
Sitting Pretty
  • Cop
-- 1948
Fury at Furnace Creek
  • Pops
-- 1948
The Luck of the Irish
  • Captain
-- 1948
93% Unfaithfully Yours
  • Doorman
-- 1948
Whispering Smith
  • Bill Baggs
-- 1948
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock
  • Desk sergeant
-- 1947
100% My Darling Clementine
  • Mac the Bartender
-- 1946
Smoky
  • Jim the Cook
-- 1946
94% It's a Wonderful Life
  • House Owner
-- 1946
78% Fallen Angel
  • Bank Guard
-- 1945
The Woman Who Came Back
  • Sheriff
-- 1945
Nob Hill
  • Cabby
-- 1945
Hangover Square
  • Man
-- 1945
Pillow of Death
  • Sexton
-- 1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Carney the junkman
-- 1945
Johnny Angel
  • Capt. Angel
-- 1945
The Dolly Sisters
  • Doorman
-- 1945
Texas Masquerade
  • John Martindale
-- 1944
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Doorman
-- 1944
Greenwich Village
  • Actor
-- 1944
86% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
  • Sheriff
-- 1944
40% Pin Up Girl
  • Trainman
-- 1944
Clancy Street Boys
  • Flanagan
-- 1943
Tiger Fangs
  • Geoffrey MacCardle
-- 1943
The Ape Man (Lock Your Doors)
  • Police Captain O'Brien
-- 1943
Bowery at Midnight
  • Capt. Mitchell
-- 1942
Private Snuffy Smith
  • General
-- 1942
Captains of the Clouds
  • Dr. Neville
-- 1942
Phantom Killer
  • Police Captain
-- 1942
Walking Nightmare
  • Lieutenant Peterson
-- 1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Port Captain
-- 1942
100% The Palm Beach Story
  • O'Donnell
-- 1942
The Great Lie
  • Dr. Ferguson
-- 1941
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Desk Sergeant
-- 1941
In Old Cheyenne
  • Tim Casey
-- 1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Sourpuss Smithers
-- 1941
Riders of the Timberline
  • Kerrigan
-- 1941
Knights of the Range
  • Cappy
-- 1940
Gentleman from Arizona
  • Coburn
-- 1940
The Last Alarm
  • Jim Hadley
-- 1940
Stagecoach War
  • Jeff Chapman
-- 1940
Light of the Western Stars
  • Bill Stillwell
-- 1940
The Dark Command
  • Dave
-- 1940
I Take This Oath
  • Inspector Ryan
-- 1940
Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget)
  • Judge
-- 1939
They Shall Have Music (Melody of Youth) (Ragged Angels)
  • Police Chief
-- 1939
East Side of Heaven
  • Doorman
-- 1939
The Housekeeper's Daughter
  • Captain
-- 1939
Susannah of the Mounties
  • Pat O'Hannegan
-- 1939
White Banners
  • Dr. Thompson
-- 1938
Flying Fists
  • Kay's Father
-- 1938
Come on Rangers
  • Col. Forbes
-- 1938
There Goes My Heart
  • Officer
-- 1938
Gang Bullets (The Crooked Way)
  • Reardon
-- 1938
Slim
  • Pop Traver
-- 1937
94% Topper
  • Policeman
-- 1937
Maid of Salem
  • Captain of Ship
-- 1937
100% Show Boat
  • Windy
-- 1936
Exclusive Story
  • Michael Devlin
-- 1936
Riff Raff
  • Brains
-- 1936
Romance in Manhattan
  • Officer Murphy
-- 1935
Star of Midnight
  • Inspector Doremus
-- 1935
Square Shooter
  • Actor
-- 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking (Passport to Fame)
  • Warden
-- 1935
Let 'em Have It
  • Mr. Keefer
-- 1935
Danger Ahead
  • Actor
-- 1935
80% Front Page Woman
  • Hallohan
-- 1935
Our Little Girl
  • Mr. Tramp
-- 1935
The Irish in Us
  • Jackson
-- 1935
Shadows of the Orient
  • Sullivan
-- 1935
Little Pal
  • Actor
-- 1935
Northern Frontier
  • Inspector Stevens
-- 1935
Captain Hurricane
  • Actor
-- 1935
Fighting Youth
  • Coach Parker
-- 1935
Waterfront Lady
  • O'Brien
-- 1935
The Cat's-Paw
  • Police Chief Pat Shigley
-- 1934
Racing Strain
  • Actor
-- 1933
Laughing at Life
  • Warden
-- 1933
Hearts of Humanity
  • Actor
-- 1933
Murder on the Campus
  • Capt. Ed Kyne
-- 1933
The Power and the Glory
  • Mulligan
-- 1933
The Working Man
  • Hank Davidson
-- 1933
Peg O'My Heart
  • Patrick Shamus O'Connell
-- 1933
I Loved a Woman
  • Shuster
-- 1933
The Hurricane Express
  • Jim Baker
-- 1932
Madame Racketeer
  • John Adams
-- 1932
No Man of Her Own
  • Detective Dickie Collins
-- 1932
Me and My Gal
  • Pat "Pop" Riley
-- 1932
Under Eighteen
  • Pop Evans
-- 1932
Probation
  • Judge Holman
-- 1932
The Thirteenth Guest
  • Captain Ryan
-- 1932
Heritage of the Desert
  • Adam Nash
-- 1932
The Squaw Man (The White Man)
  • Bill
-- 1931
Other Men's Women (The Steel Highway)
  • Pegleg
-- 1931
The Millionaire
  • Dan Lewis
-- 1931
67% The Maltese Falcon
  • Polhouse
-- 1931
The Painted Desert
  • Jeff Cameron
-- 1931
The Spirit of Notre Dame (Vigour of Youth)
  • Coach
-- 1931
Sporting Blood
  • MacGuire
-- 1931
Men Without Women
  • Costello
-- 1930
The Truth About Youth
  • Colonel Graham
-- 1930
Born Reckless
  • District Attorney Cardigan
-- 1930
Song O' My Heart
  • Joe Rafferty
-- 1930
56% In Old Arizona
  • Tad
-- 1928
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
  • Mr. Kelly
-- 1928
East Side, West Side
  • Pug Malone
-- 1927
98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Photographer
-- 1927
Three Bad Men (3 Bad Men)
  • Mike Costigan
-- 1926
75% The Iron Horse
  • Cpl. Casey
-- 1924
Sky High
  • Jim Halloway
-- 1922
Young Rajah
  • Tehjunder Roy
-- 1922
83% The Great Moment
  • The Priest
-- 1921
Trailin'
  • Plotto (in prologue)
-- 1921

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Quotes from John Farrell MacDonald's Characters

    1. George Bailey: Am I talking too much?
    2. House Owner: Yes! Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
    3. George Bailey: How's that?
    4. House Owner: I said why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
    5. George Bailey: ...You want me to kiss her, huh?
    6. House Owner: Oh, youth is wasted on the wrong people!
    From It's a Wonderful Life. Submitted by Sarah K (20 months ago)
    1. Wyatt Earp: Mac, you ever been in love?
    2. Mac the Bartender: No, I've been a bartender all my life.
    From My Darling Clementine. Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
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