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Arthur Shields

Highest Rated:   100% National Velvet (1944)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% Reds
  • Witness
1981
No Score Yet The Pigeon That Took Rome
  • Msgr. O'Toole
1962
87% 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
62% 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
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Benson
1944
No Score Yet Youth Runs Wild
  • Mr. Dunlop
1944
83% 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
90% How Green Was My Valley
  • Parry
1941
No Score Yet Little Nellie Kelly
  • Timothy Fogarty
1940
100% The Long Voyage Home
  • Donkey Man
1940
80% 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

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