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Harry V. Cheshire

Highest Rated:   100% It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Lowest Rated:   44% The Errand Boy (1961)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Sam Johnson
  • 1954

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