Arthur Shields

Arthur Shields

Highest Rated: 100% National Velvet (1944)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1896

Birthplace: Not Available

The younger brother of Irish actor Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields joined Fitzgerald at Dublin's famed Abbey as a Player in 1914, where he directed as well as acted. Though in films fitfully since 1910, Shield's formal movie career didn't begin until he joined several other Abbey veterans in the cast of John Ford's Plough and the Stars (1936). He went on to appear in several other Ford films, generally cast in more introverted roles than those offered his brother. Unlike his sibling, Shields was not confined to Irish parts; he often as not played Americans, and in 1943's Dr. Renault's Secret, he was seen as a French police inspector. Never as prominent a film personality as his brother, Arthur Shields nonetheless remained a dependable second-echelon character player into the 1960s.

Highest Rated Movies



90% Reds Witness 1981
No Score Yet The Pigeon That Took Rome Msgr. O'Toole 1962
91% The River Mr. John 1959
No Score Yet Enchanted Island Jimmy Dooley 1958
No Score Yet Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Dr. Lomas 1957
No Score Yet The King and Four Queens Padre 1956
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Innkeeper 1955
57% River of No Return The Minister 1954
No Score Yet World for Ransom Sean O'Connor 1954
No Score Yet South Sea Woman Jimmylegs Donovan 1953
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Himself 1953
90% The Quiet Man Mr. Playfair 1952
No Score Yet Sealed Cargo Dolan 1951
No Score Yet Apache Drums Rev. Griffin 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Mr. O'Hara 1951
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Slave Girl Randini Doctor 1950
No Score Yet Red Light Fr. Redmond 1949
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Dr. O'Lauglin 1949
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie Dr. Lee 1949
No Score Yet Tap Roots Rev. Kirkland 1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Mr. O'Donnell 1948
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys Mr.Dorsey 1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Michael Michael 1947
No Score Yet The Verdict Rev. Holbrook 1946
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye McCarthy 1946
No Score Yet Three Strangers Prosecutor 1946
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green William Davis 1945
No Score Yet The Valley of Decision Callahan 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Minister 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Father Tarrant 1944
100% National Velvet Mr. Hallam 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Benson 1944
No Score Yet Youth Runs Wild Mr. Dunlop 1944
86% Madame Curie Businessman 1943
94% Lassie Come Home Jock 1943
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under Fr. Polycarp 1943
No Score Yet Above Suspicion Porter 1943
89% Random Harvest Chemist 1942
80% The Black Swan Bishop 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Inspector Duval (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Chaplain 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Father Burke 1942
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Somes, the Proctor 1942
91% How Green Was My Valley Parry 1941
No Score Yet Little Nellie Kelly Timothy Fogarty 1940
100% The Long Voyage Home Donkey Man 1940
82% Drums Along the Mohawk Rev. Rosenkrantz 1939
No Score Yet The Plough and the Stars Padraic Pearse 1936
33% The Sign of the Cross Chaplain Costello (1944 prologue) 1932


No Score Yet Bonanza
Dennis 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
Terence Fogerty 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
Sam 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Barnes 1958


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