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William Harrigan



William Harrigan was the son of playwright/actor Edward Harrigan, one-half of the legendary Harrigan and Hart musical comedy team. Beginning his own acting career in the pre-WW I era, the younger Harrigan made his film debut in 1917. Most of his screen characters seemed destined for an early and unpleasant demise, as witness the duplicitous Dr. Kemp in The Invisible Man (1933) and retired gangster McKay in G-Men (1935). In 1947, Harrigan scored a personal triumph in the role of the irascible Captain in the original Broadway production of Mister Roberts; the play was co-written and staged by Joshua Logan, the husband of Harrigan's actress sister Nedda. William Harrigan's final screen assignments included the ghostly baseball great Red O'Malley in the risible Roogie's Bump (1954).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Francis Covers the Big Town
  • Chief Hansen
1953
86% Flying Leathernecks
  • Lt. Cmdr. Joe Curan
1951
60% Desert Fury (Desert Town)
  • Judge Berle Lindquist
1947
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Ward Hughes
1947
No Score Yet Riders of the Deadline
  • Crandall
1943
No Score Yet Follies Girl
  • Jimmy Dobson
1943
No Score Yet Back Door to Heaven
  • Mr. Rogers
1939
No Score Yet Backdoor to Heaven
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Hawaii Calls
  • Blake
1938
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai
  • Grant Powell
1937
No Score Yet Over the Goal
  • Jim Shelly
1937
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie
  • Curley
1936
No Score Yet Whipsaw
  • Doc Evans
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Updike
1935
No Score Yet G-Men
  • McKay
1935
100% The Invisible Man
  • Doctor Kemp
1933
No Score Yet Born Reckless
  • Good News Brophy
1930

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