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Noel Purcell



Irish actor Noel Purcell graced many a film and TV show with variations of his standard character, the bearded, boozy son of the Auld Sod. Stage-trained in the classics in Dublin, Purcell moved into films in 1934. His days of prominence, which lasted until the '70s, began with 1947's Captain Boycott, and his best part to date was as the elderly salt whose death marooned the lovers-to-be in The Blue Lagoon (1948). Purcell was dominant among Captain Ahab's crew in Moby Dick (1956) and highly visible as a gameskeeper in The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), both films directed by John Huston. In 1955 he was an off-and-on regular on the British filmed TV series The Buccaneers (released to American TV in 1956), and in 1959 Purcell narrated a Hibernian documentary, Seven Wonders of Ireland. One of Noel Purcell's best-remembered appearances of the '60s was as Lebanese-American entertainer Danny Williams' tactiturn Irish in-law in a 1963 episode of TV's The Danny Thomas Show.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
50% The MacKintosh Man
  • O'Donovan
1973
No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack)
  • Ferry Captain
1970
33% Sinful Davey
  • Jack
1969
No Score Yet Doctor in Clover
  • O'Malley
1966
No Score Yet Arrivederci, Baby!
  • Capt. O'Flannery
1966
54% Lord Jim
  • Capt. Chester
1965
No Score Yet Nurse on Wheels
  • Abel Worthy
1964
No Score Yet The Ceremony
  • Finigan
1963
No Score Yet The Running Man
  • Miles Bleeker
1963
69% The List of Adrian Messenger
  • Countryman
1963
71% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • William McCoy
1962
No Score Yet Double Bunk
  • O'Malley
1961
No Score Yet Johnny Nobody
  • Brother Timothy
1961
No Score Yet No Kidding
  • Tandy
1961
No Score Yet Man in the Moon
  • Prosecutor
1961
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern
  • Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
1961
No Score Yet The Millionairess
  • Prof. Merton
1960
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink
  • Burglar
1960
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador
  • Captain
1959
60% Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Liam O'Sullivan
1959
No Score Yet Ferry to Hong Kong
  • Joe Skinner
1959
No Score Yet The Key
  • Hotel Porter
1958
No Score Yet Merry Andrew
  • Matthew Larabee
1958
No Score Yet Rooney
  • Tim Hennessy
1958
No Score Yet The Rising of the Moon
  • Dan O'Flaherty
1957
No Score Yet Doctor at Large
  • Bartender
1957
84% Moby Dick
  • Carpenter
1956
100% Lust for Life
  • Anton Mauve
1956
No Score Yet Jacqueline
  • Mr. Owen
1956
No Score Yet Mad About Men
  • Old Salt
1955
No Score Yet Doctor At Sea
  • Corble
1955
No Score Yet Svengali
  • Patrick O'Ferrall
1955
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers
  • Roker
1954
No Score Yet Land of Fury (The Seekers)
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Decameron Nights
  • Father Francisco
1953
100% The Crimson Pirate
  • Pablo Murphy
1952
No Score Yet No Resting Place
  • Guard Mannigan
1952
No Score Yet Father's Doing Fine
  • Shaughnessy
1952
No Score Yet Talk of a Million
  • Matty McGrath
1951
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus
  • Trawler Langley
1951
No Score Yet Encore
  • Captain [Winter Cruise]
1951
No Score Yet The Blue Lagoon
  • Paddy Button
1949
No Score Yet Captain Boycott
  • Daniel McGinty
1947

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