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Paul Kelly



Paul Kelly was one of the few actors who not only played killers, but also had first-hand experience in this capacity! On stage from age 7, "Master" Paul Kelly entered films at 8, performing on the sunlight stages of Flatbush's Vitagraph Studios. His first important theatrical role was in Booth Tarkington's Seventeen; he later appeared in Tarkington's Penrod, opposite a young Helen Hayes. Star billing was Kelly's from 1922's Up the Ladder onwards. In films from 1926, Kelly alternated between stage and screen until his talkie debut in 1932's Broadway Through A Keyhole. The actor's career momentum was briefly halted with a two-year forced hiatus. On May 31, 1927, Kelly was found guilty of manslaughter, after killing actor Ray Raymond in a fistfight. The motivating factor of the fatal contretemps was Raymond's wife, Dorothy MacKaye, who married Kelly in 1931, after he'd served prison time for Raymond's death (MacKaye herself died in an automobile accident in 1940). This unfortunate incident had little adverse effect on Kelly's acting career, which continued up until his death in 1956. Returning to Broadway in 1947, Paul Kelly won the Donaldson and Tony awards for his performance in Command Decision; three years later, he starred in the original stage production of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet How We Used To Live
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet China's Little Devils
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Lawrence Of Belgravia
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Paul Kelly: Stories of Me
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day?
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Saint Etienne Presents Finisterre
  • Director
2005
88% Omagh
  • Aiden Gallagher
2004
No Score Yet Finisterre
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Curfew Breakers
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Storm Center
  • Judge Robert Ellerbe
1956
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • William H. 'Scotty' Scott
1954
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Flaherty
1954
No Score Yet Gun Smoke
  • Dan Saxon
1953
No Score Yet Split Second
  • Bart Moore
1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle
  • Lt. Col. John Hudson
1952
No Score Yet The Painted Hills (Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush) (Lassie's Christmas Story)
  • Jonathan Harvey
1951
83% Side Street
  • Capt. Walter Anderson
1950
No Score Yet Guilty of Treason
  • Tom Kelly
1950
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon
  • Miles Scott
1949
No Score Yet Adventure Island
  • Capt. Donald Lochlin
1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North
  • Matt Garraway
1947
No Score Yet Fear in the Night
  • Cliff Herlihy
1947
79% Crossfire
  • The Man
1947
No Score Yet The Glass Alibi
  • Max Anderson
1946
No Score Yet Deadline For Murder
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Roy Stuart
1945
No Score Yet Allotment Wives (Woman in the Case)
  • Major Pete Martin
1945
No Score Yet Dead Man's Eyes
  • Dr. Alan Bittaker
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Murdock
1944
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Jimmy Shields
1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North
  • Det. Lieutenant Lee Weigand
1942
63% Flying Tigers
  • Hap Davis
1942
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl
  • John Slayton
1941
No Score Yet I'll Wait For You
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • Captain Jabez Allen
1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes
  • Ed Kruger
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Nick Brown
1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies
  • Dr. Malcolm Scott
1939
No Score Yet The Devil's Party
  • Jerry Donovan
1938
No Score Yet Adventure in Sahara
  • Jim Wilson
1938
No Score Yet Fit for a King
  • Briggs
1937
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold
  • Tommy Milton
1937
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures
  • I.B. McGoogin
1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight
  • Jim Kinland
1935
No Score Yet Blind Date (Her Sacrifice)
  • Bill Lowry
1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes
  • Chick Moffat
1934
No Score Yet Girl from Calgary
  • Larry Boyd
1932

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