Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 41% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan) (1997)
  • Birthday: Apr 11, 1907
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Yale graduate Paul Douglas played professional football with the Philadelphia Yellow Jackets before turning to regional theatre. He parlayed his love of athletics into a prosperous career as a sports announcer in the 1930s; in the next decade he became a radio actor and master of ceremonies (he was the announcer for bandleader Glenn Miller's final program in 1944). A frequent visitor to the Broadway stages, Douglas became a star in the tailor-made role of vulgar junk tycoon Harry Brock in Garson Kanin's play Born Yesterday, in which he was co-starred with Judy Holliday. After 1,024 appearances as Harry Brock, Douglas made his first film, 1949's A Letter to Three Wives. An unlikely prospect for movie stardom with his burly build and longshoreman's voice, Douglas nonetheless remained popular throughout the 1950s. He is best remembered for his brace of baseball pictures, It Happens Every Spring (1949) and Angels in the Outfield (1951), and for his reteaming with Judy Holliday in 1956's The Solid Gold Cadillac. Among Douglas' five wives were actresses Virginia Field and Jan Sterling. Though the newspaper obituaries insisted that Paul Douglas had not been ill before his fatal heart attack in 1959, he looked so drawn and haggard in his last appearance on the TV series The Twilight Zone that the episode ("The Mighty Casey") had to be reshot with Jack Warden in Douglas' part.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Cthulhu Actor 2000
41% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan) Giancarlo's Man 1997
57% Twister Bodger 1996
No Score Yet The Mating Game Pop Larkin 1959
No Score Yet Beau James Chris Nolan 1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night Rocco 1957
No Score Yet The Gamma People Mike Wilson 1956
100% The Solid Gold Cadillac Edward L. McKeever 1956
No Score Yet Joe MacBeth Joe MacBeth 1956
No Score Yet Green Fire Vic Leonard 1954
No Score Yet The Maggie Calvin B. Marshall, the American 1954
100% Executive Suite Josiah Walter Dudley 1954
No Score Yet Forever Female E. Harry Phillips 1954
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Andrew McBain 1953
No Score Yet We're Not Married Hector Woodruff 1952
73% Clash by Night Jerry D'Amato 1952
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern 1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb Man in Park 1951
100% 14 Hours Dunnigan 1951
No Score Yet The Guy Who Came Back Harry Joplin 1951
96% Panic in the Streets Capt. Tom Warren 1950
No Score Yet The Big Lift Hank 1950
94% A Letter to Three Wives Porter Hollingsway 1949
83% It Happens Every Spring Monk Lanigan 1949

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bill Fleming
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Paul Douglas CHARACTERS

Monk Lanigan
Lets is have no secrets you and I.