Frank McHugh

Frank McHugh

  • Highest Rated: 100% All Through the Night (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
  • Birthday: May 23, 1898
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • At age ten, Frank McHugh began performing in his parent's stock company, side by side with his siblings Matt and Kitty. By age 17, McHugh was resident juvenile with the Marguerite Bryant stock company. Extensive vaudeville experience followed, and in 1925 McHugh made his first Broadway appearance in The Fall Guy; three years later, he made his movie debut in a Vitaphone short. Hired by Warner Bros. for the small role of a motorcycle driver in 1930's The Dawn Patrol, McHugh appeared in nearly 70 Warners films over the next decade. He was often cast as the hero's best pal or as drunken comedy relief; his peculiar trademark was a lightly braying laugh. Highlight performances during his Warners tenure included Jimmy Cagney's pessimistic choreographer in Footlight Parade (1933), "rude mechanical" Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), an erstwhile poet and horserace handicapper in Three Men on a Horse (1936) and a friendly pickpocket in One Way Passage (1932) -- a role he'd repeat word-for-word in Till We Meet Again, 1940 remake of Passage. He continued showing up in character roles in such films as Going My Way (1944) and A Tiger Walks (1964) until the late 1960s. McHugh was also a regular on the 1960s TV series The Bing Crosby Show and F Troop.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% Easy Come, Easy Go Capt. Jack 1967
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks Bill Watkins 1964
No Score Yet Say One for Me Jim Dugan 1959
No Score Yet Career Charlie 1959
92% The Last Hurrah Festus Garvey 1958
67% There's No Business Like Show Business Eddie Duggan 1954
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Fred Hawley 1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets Rector 1953
No Score Yet The Pace That Thrills Rocket 1952
50% My Son John Fr. O'Dowd 1952
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Mr. Kilcoyne 1949
95% Mighty Joe Young Windy 1949
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Ernie Boyle 1948
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall John Donovan 1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Three-Fingers 1946
83% State Fair McGee 1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Edgar Lovekin 1945
No Score Yet Marine Raiders Sgt. Louis Leary 1944
80% Going My Way O'Dowd 1944
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover Chappie Champagne 1942
100% All Through the Night Barney 1941
No Score Yet Back Street Actor 1941
No Score Yet Four Mothers Ben Crowley 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Omaha 1941
80% City for Conquest Mutt 1940
100% I Love You Again 'Doc' Ryan 1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again Achilles Peddicord 1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th 'Crepe Hanger' Burke 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Mr. Upjohn 1940
No Score Yet Four Wives Ben Crowley 1939
No Score Yet On Your Toes Paddy Reilly 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Caruthers 1939
100% Dodge City Joe Clemens 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Scat Allen 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Danny Green 1939
70% Boy Meets Girl Rosetti 1938
100% Four Daughters Ben Crowley 1938
No Score Yet Swing Your Lady Popeye Bronson 1938
No Score Yet Submarine D-1 Lucky 1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl David 'Party' Partridge 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Mike "Mabel DeCraven" McGillicuddy 1937
No Score Yet Three Men on a Horse Erwin Trowbridge 1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots Herman 1936
No Score Yet Snowed Under Orlando Rowe 1936
No Score Yet Moonlight Murder Actor 1936
No Score Yet Freshman Love Coach Hammond 1936
No Score Yet Stars over Broadway Bugs Cramer 1935
91% A Midsummer Night's Dream Quince 1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Ed Olsen 1935
No Score Yet The Irish in Us Mike O'Hara 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air "Crash" Kelly 1935
No Score Yet Three Kids and a Queen Actor 1935
80% Here Comes the Navy Droopy 1934
No Score Yet Smarty George Lancaster 1934
No Score Yet Heat Lightning Frank the Chauffeur 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 Snap 1934
No Score Yet Happiness Ahead Tom Bradley 1934
No Score Yet Merry Wives of Reno Al 1934
No Score Yet 6 Day Bike Rider Clinton 1934
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street Hunt 1933
No Score Yet Havana Widows Duffy 1933
100% Footlight Parade Francis 1933
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Seven Clancy 1933
No Score Yet Professional Sweetheart Speed Dennis 1933
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great Healy High-Hips 1933
No Score Yet The Telegraph Trail Sgt. Tippy 1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam Philip 1933
82% The Mystery of the Wax Museum Jim 1933
No Score Yet Convention City Will Goodwin 1933
No Score Yet Ex-Lady Hugo Van Hugh 1933
No Score Yet One Way Passage Skippy 1932
No Score Yet The Dark Horse Joe 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Spud Connors 1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event Reilly 1932
No Score Yet High Pressure Mike Donoghey 1932
No Score Yet The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Skeets 1932
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands Pinkie 1931
No Score Yet That's News to Me Actor 1931
92% The Front Page McCue 1931
No Score Yet Millie Holmes 1931
No Score Yet Going Wild 'Rickey' Freeman 1931
No Score Yet Corsair 'Chub' Hopping 1931
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) Flaherty 1930

QUOTES FROM Frank McHugh CHARACTERS

Gloves Donahue
Any message?
Barney
Should I leave out the curse words?
Gloves Donahue
Yeah.
Barney
No message.
Sunshine
Nice cheerful little neighborhood. My friend got his skull crushed down here last week.
Barney
For what?
Sunshine
For nuthin'!