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Harry V. Cheshire



American character actor Harry Cheshire was usually billed as "Pappy," and, like S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, he certainly lived up to his nickname, both visually and temperamentally. After a long career on stage and in radio, Cheshire came to films in 1940, appearing in many of Republic's "hillbilly" musicals and westerns. In larger-budgeted films, he was usually seen in minor roles as businessmen, ministers, justice of the peaces and the like. He played Dr. Campbell in the Yuletide classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), the stage manager of the ill-fated Iroquois theater in The Seven Little Foys (1955) and the Elvis-hating mayor in Loving You (1957). He also showed up in a few of the Ma and Pa Kettle entries, and was afforded a rare opportunity at all-out villainy in Dangerous Mission (1954). TV western fans will remember Harry Cheshire as Judge Ben Wiley on the Gene Autry-produced weekly Buffalo Bill Jr. (1954).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Patsy
  • Police Sergeant
1964
44% The Errand Boy
  • Actor
1961
67% Let's Make Love
  • Minister
1960
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey
  • Elliott
1957
No Score Yet Loving You
  • Mayor
1957
No Score Yet The Restless Breed
  • Mayor Johnson
1957
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Judge Benson
1956
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys
  • Stage Doorman at Iroquois
1955
No Score Yet Phffft!
  • Lawyer
1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission
  • Elster
1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo
  • Chaplain
1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess
  • Doctor Gray
1952
No Score Yet Dreamboat
  • Macintosh
1952
83% The Sniper
  • Mayor
1952
No Score Yet Carbine Williams
  • Judge
1952
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury
  • Dr. Gundling
1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger
  • Dr. Fletcher
1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
  • Preacher
1952
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons
  • Announcer
1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • Mr. Seegle
1951
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel
  • Pres.-Chamber of Commerce
1951
No Score Yet Chain Gang
  • "Pop" O'Donnell
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Mel Fenelly
1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction
  • Stewart
1950
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor
  • Judge Vardon
1949
No Score Yet Fighting Man of the Plains
  • Lanyard
1949
No Score Yet September Affair
  • Jim the Butler
1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline
  • Minister
1949
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist)
  • Mr. Cornwall
1949
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond
  • Leo Hopkins
1949
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle
  • Fletcher
1949
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Pines
  • Dr. Daniel Chadwick
1949
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Doctor
1949
No Score Yet Impact
  • Irene's Attorney
1949
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary
  • Col. Hedley
1948
No Score Yet 16 Fathoms Deep
  • Miki
1948
100% Moonrise
  • J.B. Sykes
1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Mayor
1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
  • Stage Manager
1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras
  • Capt. Foster
1947
No Score Yet Shoot to Kill
  • Mike Blake
1947
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Mr. Prescott
1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall
  • Hamilton
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Joe Lorrison
1947
No Score Yet The Tender Years
  • Sheriff
1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Minister
1947
94% It's a Wonderful Life
  • Dr. Campbell
1946
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
  • Jules Sparkle
1946
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue
  • Mayor Tussie of Whispering Rock
1946
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky
  • Gargan
1946
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk
  • Wolcott
1946

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