Frank McHugh - Rotten Tomatoes

Frank McHugh

Highest Rated:   100% All Through the Night (1941)
Lowest Rated:   43% Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
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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
89% 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
60% 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
80% State Fair
  • McGee
1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny
  • Edgar Lovekin
1945
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Sgt. Louis Leary
1944
78% 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
No Score Yet 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
67% 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
89% 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 Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Humboldt Prentiss
1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air
  • "Crash" Kelly
1935
No Score Yet 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 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
90% The Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • Jim
1933
No Score Yet Ex-Lady
  • Hugo Van Hugh
1933
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street
  • Hunt
1933
No Score Yet One Way Passage
  • Skippy
1932
No Score Yet The Dark Horse
  • Joe
1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Reilly
1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars
  • Spud Connors
1932
No Score Yet High Pressure
  • Mike Donoghey
1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars
  • Actor
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

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