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Frank Conroy

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   60% Lady of Burlesque (1943)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet All The King's Men
  • Actor
2015
82% 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
94% 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 That Hagen Girl
  • Dr. Stone
1947
94% 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 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 The Gorgeous Hussy
  • John C. Calhoun
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Opera
  • Mr. Whitely
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 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
60% The White Parade
  • Dr. Thorne
1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • District Attorney Farley
1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Dr. Ingalls
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Blackie's Attorney
1934
No Score Yet Upper World
  • Attorney
1934
No Score Yet The Cat and the Fiddle
  • Theater Owner
1934
80% 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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