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Robert E. O'Connor

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)

Lowest Rated: 53% Blonde Venus (1932)

Birthday: Not Available

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Boasting a colorful show-biz background as a circus and vaudeville performer, Robert Emmet O'Connor entered films in 1926. Blessed with a pudgy Irish mug that could convey both jocularity and menace, O'Connor was most often cast as cops and detectives, some of them honest and lovable, some of them corrupt and pugnacious. His roles ranged from such hefty assignments as the flustered plainclothesman Henderson in Night at the Opera (1935) to such bits as the traffic cop who is confused by Jimmy Cagney's barrage of Yiddish in Taxi! (1932). One of his most famous non-cop roles was warm-hearted bootlegger Paddy Ryan in Public Enemy. During the 1940s, O'Connor was a contract player at MGM, showing up in everything from Our Gang comedies to the live-action prologue of the Tex Avery cartoon classic Who Killed Who? (1944). Robert Emmet O'Connor's last film role was Paramount studio-guard Jonesy in Sunset Boulevard (1950). Twelve years later, he died of injuries sustained in a fire.

Highest Rated Movies



98% Sunset Boulevard Jonesy 1950
90% Easter Parade Policeman 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Joe the gatekeeper 1947
No Score Yet Fiesta Bus Driver 1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree Stationmaster 1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters Doorman 1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Clerk 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Stationmaster 1946
No Score Yet Easy to Wed Taxi Driver 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Deputy 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Conductor 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Conductor 1946
No Score Yet Cuban Pete Cuban Servant 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Motorman 1946
90% They Were Expendable Bartender at Silver Dollar 1945
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Studio Cop 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Baggage Man 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Mr. Vemmering 1945
No Score Yet Gentle Annie Childers 1945
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Conductor 1944
No Score Yet Nothing but Trouble Mulligan 1944
No Score Yet Meet the People Attendant 1944
No Score Yet Whistling in Brooklyn Detective Finnigan 1943
No Score Yet Best Foot Forward Railroad Conductor 1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous Reporter 1943
80% The Human Comedy Bartender 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Charlie Beaugart 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Robinson 1942
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy Desk Sergeant 1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Actor 1940
100% Road to Singapore Immigration Officer 1940
No Score Yet Streets of New York Burke 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Harry - Elevator Starter 1939
No Score Yet Professor Beware Cop at estate 1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Gendarme 1938
No Score Yet Tropic Holiday Enrique, the Big Peon 1938
No Score Yet Boy of the Streets Rourke 1937
No Score Yet Super-Sleuth Casey 1937
100% A Star Is Born Bartender at Santa Anita 1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding Actor 1937
No Score Yet Park Avenue Logger Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw Burke 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Actor 1937
No Score Yet Girl Overboard Sgt. Hatton 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Sea Captain 1937
No Score Yet Desire Customs Official 1936
88% Little Lord Fauntleroy Policeman 1936
97% A Night at the Opera Detective Henderson 1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It Police Captain 1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Sgt. Cleary 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Police Lt. Mac 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Actor 1935
No Score Yet Stolen Harmony Warden Clark 1935
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Wong McGillicuddy 1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown Regan, the Bartender 1934
100% Lady for a Day The Inspector 1933
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Lt. Stevens 1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Casey Nolan 1933
82% The Mystery of the Wax Museum Joe the Cop (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet The Great Jasper Actor 1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny Jim Sandoval 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary Cop 1933
80% Gabriel over the White House Inspector 1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain Detective Crawford 1932
53% Blonde Venus Dan O'Connor 1932
No Score Yet American Madness The Inspector 1932
No Score Yet The Dark Horse Sheriff 1932
No Score Yet Night World Policeman 1932
No Score Yet The Big Timer Actor 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Cop with Jewish man 1932
100% The Public Enemy Paddy Ryan 1931
No Score Yet Up the River Guard 1930
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides The Detective 1930
75% The Big House Sgt. Donlin 1930
No Score Yet Paid Cassidy 1930
No Score Yet Weary River Actor 1929
No Score Yet The Singing Fool Cafe Manager 1928
No Score Yet The Noose Jim Conley 1928
No Score Yet Four Walls Sullivan 1928


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