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Frank McGlynn Sr.



Tall, commanding actor Frank McGlynn Sr. made his 1896 stage debut in The Gold Bug. Eleven years later, McGlynn entered films as a member of the Edison Company. His professional future was secured when, in 1919, he starred on Broadway in John Drinkwater's play Abraham Lincoln. Thereafter, McGlynn was best known as Hollywood's foremost Lincoln impersonator. He was cast as Honest Abe in Are We Civilized? (1934), Hearts in Bondage (1935), The Littlest Rebel (1935), Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), The Plainsman (1936), Wells Fargo (1937), The Lone Ranger (1939) and the Warner Bros. historical short Lincoln at the White House (1939). The actor's non-Lincoln screen roles included David Gamut in Last of the Mohicans (1920) and Patrick Henry in D.W. Griffith's America. In the 1930 musical Good News, McGlynn was afforded a rare opportunity to play comedy as a sarcastic college dean. Frank Glynn Sr.'s son Frank McGlynn Jr. was also a busy film actor, usually seen in hillbilly roles.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rogues' Gallery
  • Blake
1944
No Score Yet Delinquent Daughters
  • Judge Craig
1944
No Score Yet In Old California
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Josephus Wiegal
1941
84% Sergeant York
  • Mountaineer
1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Pankington
1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Rev. Holmes
1940
No Score Yet Boom Town
  • Deacon
1940
86% Love Affair
  • Orphanage Superintendent
1939
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Pete, a Gambler
1938
No Score Yet Saratoga
  • Kenyon
1937
No Score Yet Western Gold
  • President Abraham Lincoln
1937
No Score Yet Sing and Be Happy
  • Sheriff
1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Abraham Lincoln
1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans
  • David Gamut
1936
100% These Three
  • Judge (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Preacher
1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Abraham Lincoln
1936
No Score Yet King of the Royal Mounted
  • Henry Dundas
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • President Abraham Lincoln
1936
100% Captain Blood
  • Rev. Ogle
1935
88% The Littlest Rebel
  • President Lincoln
1935
No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere)
  • Joseph
1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Judge
1935
No Score Yet Lost in the Stratosphere
  • Col. Worthington
1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Doc Chesley
1934
No Score Yet Search For Beauty
  • Rev. Rankin
1934
No Score Yet Massacre
  • Missionary
1934
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny
  • Good Book Charlie
1933
No Score Yet Employees' Entrance
  • The Editor
1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own
  • Minister
1932
No Score Yet Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • Principal
1932
No Score Yet The Secret Six
  • Judge
1931
No Score Yet Min and Bill
  • Mr. Southard
1930
No Score Yet The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • The plumber
1917

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