Edward McNamara - Rotten Tomatoes

Edward McNamara

Highest Rated:   100% The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
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Looking for all the world like a jolly, Irish neighborhood cop, Edward McNamara had once been exactly that in his hometown of Paterson, NJ. His lilting Irish tenor, however, brought him in contact with famed opera diva Ernestine Schumann-Heink who reportedly offered coaching for free. A hit in both vaudeville and on the legitimate stage, McNamara, with his Irish brogue and robust physique, was almost immediately typed for cop roles and would later play policemen onscreen as well in scores of films from 1929 on. McNamara succumbed to a fatal heart attack on a train near Boston, MA. The veteran performer had reportedly been engaged in a lively conversation with longtime friend James Cagney when stricken.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Brophy
1944
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond)
  • W.W. Dougherty
1943
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit
  • Barman
1943
71% This Land Is Mine
  • Policeman
1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error
  • Mulrooney
1943
96% The Palm Beach Story
  • Officer in Penn Station
1942
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Capt. Pat Hanlon
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Policeman
1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal
  • Policeman
1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds
  • Dog Man
1942
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl
  • Mr. Regan
1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones
  • Police Sergeant
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Big Joe
1941
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • Chief of Guards
1932

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