Harry Shannon - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Shannon

Highest Rated:   100% Executive Suite (1954)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
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A stagestruck 15-year-old Michigan farm boy, Harry Shannon succumbed to the lure of greasepaint upon joining a traveling repertory troupe. Developing into a first-rate musical comedy performer, Shannon went on to work in virtually all branches of live entertainment, including tent shows, vaudeville, and Broadway. By the 1930s, Shannon was a member of Joseph Schildkraut's Hollywood Theater Guild, which led to film assignments. Though he was busiest playing Irish cops and Western sheriffs, Harry Shannon is best remembered as Charles Foster Kane's alcoholic father ("What that kid needs is a good thrashin'!") in Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dead and Gone
  • Sheriff Johnson
2008
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Charlie
2003
69% Gypsy
  • Grandpa
1962
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke
  • Dr. Burke
1961
50% Wild in the Country
  • Sam Tyler
1961
No Score Yet Yellowstone Kelly
  • Riverboat Captain
1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Captain, Corinthian
1958
96% Touch of Evil
  • Gould
1958
No Score Yet Man or Gun
  • Justine Corley
1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man
  • Dr. Fisher
1957
81% Written on the Wind
  • Hoak Wayne
1957
No Score Yet Come Next Spring
  • Mr. Totter
1956
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!)
  • Marshal MacKay
1955
No Score Yet The Tall Men
  • Sam
1955
No Score Yet The Marauders
  • John Rutherford
1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men
  • Purdue
1955
100% Executive Suite
  • Ed Benedeck
1954
No Score Yet Witness to Murder
  • Capt. Donnelly
1954
No Score Yet Cry of the Hunted
  • Sheriff Brown
1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific
  • Smokestack, Train Engineer
1953
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness
  • Pat McGowan
1952
96% High Noon
  • Cooper
1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats
  • Bearded miner
1952
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury
  • Mike Callan
1952
No Score Yet The Scarf
  • Warden
1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down
  • Mr. Bennett
1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma
  • Fred Salter
1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid
  • Policeman John
1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York
  • Officer Houlihan
1950
No Score Yet Right Cross
  • Haggerty
1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives
  • Dr. Maynard
1950
No Score Yet Cow Town
  • Sandy Reeves
1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Charlie
1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words
  • Clanahan
1950
No Score Yet The Underworld Story
  • George R. 'Parkie' Parker
1950
No Score Yet Mr. Soft Touch
  • Sgt. Garret
1949
No Score Yet Tulsa
  • Nelse Lansing
1949
92% Champion
  • Lew Bryce
1949
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men
  • Wade Templeton
1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne
  • John Lee
1948
86% The Lady From Shanghai
  • Cab Driver
1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
  • Chauncey
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • W.D. Tesander
1948
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Mr. Holstrom
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Police Lieutenant
1947
No Score Yet The Devil Thumbs a Ride
  • Owens
1947
80% The Red House
  • Dr. Byrne
1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall
  • Detective Captain
1947
No Score Yet San Quentin
  • Warden Kelly
1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Policeman Riley
1946
No Score Yet Crack-Up
  • Cop
1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile
  • Lt. Blake
1946
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser)
  • Capt. Lawrence
1946
No Score Yet I Ring Doorbells
  • Shannon
1946
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Policeman
1945
No Score Yet Crime, Inc.
  • Commissioner Collins
1945
33% The Mummy's Ghost
  • Sheriff Elwood
1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Sam Weston
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Charlie Witherspoon
1943
No Score Yet Alaska Highway
  • John 'Pop' Ormsby
1943
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Judge Grey
1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On
  • Police Captain (uncredited)
1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas
  • Sam Bennett
1943
No Score Yet In Old California
  • Mr. Carlin
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over
  • Grimes
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Steve Finnerty
1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing
  • Detective Sergeant Barnes
1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon
  • Cumberland
1942
100% Citizen Kane
  • Kane Sr.
1941
No Score Yet The Saint in Palm Springs
  • Chief Graves
1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again
  • Capt. Mahoney
1940
No Score Yet Too Many Girls
  • Mr. Casey
1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison
  • Capt. Brackett
1940
No Score Yet Someone To Remember
  • Actor

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