Frank Conroy

Frank Conroy

  • Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% The White Parade (1934)
  • Birthday: Oct 14, 1890
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The embodiment of corporate dignity, British actor Frank Conroy nonetheless gave the impression of being a long-trusted executive who was about to abscond with the company funds. During his Broadway career, Conroy frequently achieved above-the-title billing; he never quite managed this in Hollywood, but neither was he ever without work. Conroy made his first film, Royal Family of Broadway, in 1930; uncharacteristically, he plays the ardent suitor of the leading lady (Ina Claire), and very nearly wins the lady before she decides that her stage career comes first. Conroy's respectable veneer allowed him to play many a "hidden killer" in movie mysteries like Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935). He left films periodically for more varied assignments on stage; in 1939, he originated the role of dying millionaire Horace Giddens in Lillian Hellmans The Little Foxes. Returning to Hollywood in the 1940s, it was back to authoritative villainy, notably his role in The Ox-Bow Incident as a martinet ex-military officer who rigidly supervises a lynching, then kills himself when he realizes he's executed three innocent men. More benign roles came Conroy's way in All My Sons (1948), in which he plays an industrialist serving a prison sentence while the guilty man (Edward G. Robinson) walks free; and in Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wherein Conroy has a lengthy unbilled role as the American diplomat who listens to the demands of outer-space visitor Michael Rennie. Frank Conroy remained a top character player until his retirement in 1960, usually honored with "guest star" billing on the many TV anthologies of the era.

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No Score Yet All The King's Men Actor 2015
83% Stone Reader Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Dr. Kelsey 1960
67% The Young Philadelphians Dr. Shippen Stearnes 1959
100% Compulsion Actor 1959
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice J.D. Nolan 1951
95% The Day the Earth Stood Still Harley 1951
No Score Yet The Threat Mac 1949
100% The Snake Pit Dr. Jonathan Gifford 1948
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary Samuel Litchfield 1948
No Score Yet All My Sons Herbert Deever 1948
86% The Naked City Capt. Donahue 1948
No Score Yet Rogues' Regiment Col. Lemercier 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Col. Pike 1948
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Dr. Stone 1947
90% The Ox-Bow Incident Maj. Tetley 1943
60% Lady of Burlesque Stacchi 1943
No Score Yet Crash Dive Capt. Bryson 1943
No Score Yet Crossroads Defense Attorney 1942
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe John Allan 1942
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Sid Gorman 1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame Morton Harding 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Col. Radoff 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair President William McKinley 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Olympics Mr. Whitely 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News A.G. Findlay 1937
No Score Yet Stolen Holiday Dupont 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Ward the Banker 1937
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy John C. Calhoun 1936
60% Charlie Chan at the Opera Mr. Whitely 1936
No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe Dr. Bradford 1936
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii Gaius 1935
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Raleigh 1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Defense Attorney 1935
No Score Yet Call of the Wild John Blake 1935
No Score Yet West Point of the Air Capt. Cannon 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt Prof. John Thurston 1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life Doctor 1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy Reed 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Lord Rintoul 1934
50% The White Parade Dr. Thorne 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice District Attorney Farley 1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker Dr. Ingalls 1934
80% Manhattan Melodrama Blackie's Attorney 1934
No Score Yet Upper World Attorney 1934
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor Martin Crowder 1934
No Score Yet Such Women Are Dangerous Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Cat and the Fiddle Theater Owner 1934
83% The Kennel Murder Case Brisbane Coe 1933
No Score Yet Ace of Aces Maj./Lt. Col. Wentworth 1933
No Score Yet Night Flight Radio Operator 1933
No Score Yet Storm at Daybreak Archduke Franz Ferdinand 1933
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession Baker 1933
No Score Yet The Royal Family of Broadway Gilbert Marshall 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary District Attorney 1933
No Score Yet Disorderly Conduct Tony Alsotto 1932
86% Grand Hotel Rohna 1932
No Score Yet Possessed Travers 1931


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