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Edward S. Brophy



Born in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia, comic actor Edward Brophy entered films as a small part player in 1919. After a few years, he opted for the more financially secure production end of the business, though he never abandoned acting altogether. While working as property master for the Buster Keaton unit at MGM, Brophy was lured before the cameras for a memorable sequence in The Cameraman (1928) in which he and Buster both try to undress in a tiny wardrobe closet. Keaton saw to it that Brophy was prominently cast in two of the famed comedian's talking pictures, and by 1934 Brophy was once again acting full-time. Using his popping eyes, high pitched voiced and balding head to his best advantage, Brophy scored in role after role as funny gangsters and dyspeptic fight managers (he was less effective in such serious parts as the crazed killer in the 1935 horror film Mad Love). In 1940, Brophy entered the realm of screen immortality as the voice of Timothy Mouse in Walt Disney's feature-length cartoon Dumbo (1940). Curtailing his activities in the 1950s, he did his last work for director John Ford. Brophy died during production of Ford's Two Rode Together (1961); according to some sources, the actor's few completed scenes remain in the final release version of that popular western.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Arson Inc.
  • Pete
2006
No Score Yet Two Rode Together
  • Bits
1961
89% The Last Hurrah
  • Ditto Boland
1958
No Score Yet Bundle of Joy
  • Dance Contest Judge
1956
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Felton
1947
No Score Yet Renegade Girl
  • Bob Crandall
1946
No Score Yet Swing Parade of 1946
  • Moose
1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Adventure
  • Goldie Locke
1946
No Score Yet The Falcon in San Francisco
  • Goldie Locke
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Torso
1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Brogan
1945
No Score Yet A Night Of Adventure
  • Steve
1944
No Score Yet It Happened Tomorrow
  • Jake Schomberg
1944
94% Cover Girl
  • Joe
1944
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Casey
1943
88% Air Force
  • Sgt. J.J. Callahan
1943
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Pete Reilly
1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc.
  • Weepy Davis
1942
100% All Through the Night
  • Joe Denning
1941
97% Dumbo
  • Timothy Q. Mouse
1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough
  • Officer Slattery
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Hinkle
1941
No Score Yet The Invisible Woman
  • Bill
1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Dwarfie
1940
No Score Yet Sleepers West
  • George Trautwein
1940
No Score Yet Calling Philo Vance
  • Ryan
1940
No Score Yet Golden Boy
  • Roxy Lewis
1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Corbett
1939
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris
  • Mike Coogan
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss
  • Al
1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder
  • Lefty
1938
No Score Yet Romance on the Run
  • Whitey
1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Fats Garvey
1937
No Score Yet The Girl Said No (With Words and Music)
  • Pie
1937
No Score Yet Varsity Show
  • Mike Barclay
1937
No Score Yet Jim Hanvey, Detective
  • Romo
1937
No Score Yet Oh, Doctor!
  • Meg Smith
1937
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Squinty
1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink
  • Killer
1936
No Score Yet Mister Cinderella
  • Detective McNutt
1936
No Score Yet Remember Last Night?
  • Maxie
1935
No Score Yet China Seas
  • Wilbur Timmons
1935
100% Mad Love
  • Rollo
1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking
  • "Slugs" Martin
1935
43% Naughty Marietta
  • Ezekiel Cramer "Zeke"
1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy
  • Buzz
1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life
  • Picture Hanger
1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Eddie Delaney
1934
No Score Yet Hideout
  • Britt
1934
No Score Yet Paris Interlude
  • Ham
1934
97% The Thin Man
  • Joe Morelli
1934
No Score Yet What! No Beer?
  • Spike Moran
1933
No Score Yet Speak Easily
  • Reno
1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls
  • Man in elevator
1932
94% Freaks
  • Rollo Brother
1932
No Score Yet The Beast of the City
  • Police Announcer
1932
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber
  • Pedestrian
1932
83% The Champ
  • Tim
1931
No Score Yet A Free Soul
  • Slouch
1931
No Score Yet Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
  • Detective
1931
No Score Yet Remote Control
  • Al
1930
No Score Yet Doughboys
  • Sgt. Brophy
1930
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides
  • Joe Munsey
1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go)
  • The Stage Manager
1930
No Score Yet Paid
  • Actor
1930
100% The Cameraman
  • Man in Dressing Room
1928

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