Arthur Shields

Arthur Shields


Birth Place
Dublin, IE
February 15, 1896
April 27, 1970
Cause of Death

Family & Companions

Laurie Bailey
Actor. Survived him.




Director (Feature Film)

The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
Dialogue Director
The Plough and the Stars (1937)
Assisted by

Cast (Feature Film)

Reds (1981)
The Wobblies (1979)
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
Monsignor O'Toole
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959)
Capt. Tom O'Sullivan
Enchanted Island (1958)
Jimmy Dooley
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)
Dr. Lomas
The King and Four Queens (1956)
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
River of No Return (1954)
World for Ransom (1954)
Sean O'Conner
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954)
John "Pop" Wilson
Main Street to Broadway (1953)
South Sea Woman (1953)
Jimmylegs Donovan
Scandal at Scourie (1953)
Father Reilly
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
[voice of] Patrick the Harp
The Quiet Man (1952)
Rev. Cyril Playfair
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Mr. O'Hara
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
Ben Titus
Sealed Cargo (1951)
Blue Blood (1951)
Tim Donovan
Apache Drums (1951)
Reverend Griffen
The River (1951)
Mr. John
A Wonderful Life (1951)
Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)
Dr. Campbell
Challenge to Lassie (1949)
Dr. Lee
Red Light (1949)
Father Redmond
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Dr. O'Laughlin
My Own True Love (1949)
The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)
Tap Roots (1948)
Reverend Kirkland
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Mr. [Michael] O'Donnell
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
[Timothy] Mike Donovan
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Michael Michael
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Mr. Thomas Dorsey
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)
Professor Bolton
Three Strangers (1946)
The Verdict (1946)
Rev. Holbrook
Gallant Journey (1946)
Father Kenton
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
National Velvet (1945)
Mr. Hallam
Too Young to Know (1945)
Mr. Enright
The Corn Is Green (1945)
Will Davis
Roughly Speaking (1945)
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)
Father Tarrant
The Valley of Decision (1945)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Street preacher
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
Mr. Dunlop
Madame Curie (1944)
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Lassie Come Home (1943)
The Man from Down Under (1943)
Father Polycarp
Above Suspicion (1943)
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
Somes the proctor
Broadway (1942)
Pete Dailey
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Father Burke
Pacific Rendezvous (1942)
Professor Harvey Lessmore
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
Inspector Duval
The Black Swan (1942)
This Above All (1942)
Nightmare (1942)
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Mr. Kipp
Random Harvest (1942)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Mr. Parry
Lady Scarface (1941)
Matt Willis
The Gay Falcon (1941)
Inspector Mike Waldeck
Confirm or Deny (1941)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Donkey man
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
Timothy Fogarty
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Reverend Rosenkrantz
The Plough and the Stars (1937)
Irish leader

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Top O' the Morning (1949)
Technical Advisor

Cast (Special)

For the Love of Mike (1960)
Father Walsh

Cast (Short)

Phantoms, Inc. (1945)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Scandal At Scourie (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Because I'm A Protestant? Irish-born Ontarian Mrs. McChesney (Greer Garson) has just failed in her scheme to cause Quebec orphan Patsy (Donna Corcoran) to miss her train west with the nuns, so she makes a spontaneous offer to Sister Josephine (Agnes Moorehead), Arthur Shields the local priest, in MGM's Scandal At Scourie, 1953.
Gentleman Jim (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Come Out Fighting San Franciscan Errol Flynn (title character, Jim Corbett), cited by experts as among the most naturally gifted actors ever to play a fighter, squares off with Burke (Jack Foster) a former champ, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Alan Hale, Arthur Shields supporting, in Warner Bros.’ Gentleman Jim, 1942.
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) -- (Movie Clip) He'll Live To Make Sergeant The famous and largely accidental "lightning" sequence which won cinematographer Winton Hoch his Academy Award, in which Brittles (John Wayne) helps the doctor (Arthur Shields) and Abby (Mildred Natwick) save an injured soldier in John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949.
River, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) It Brought A Young Man Further exposition, June Hillman reading from Rumer Godden's novel, from the perspective of young Harriet (Patricia Walter), emphasis this time on Valerie (Adrienne Corri), the parents (Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight) and especially Nan (Suprova Mukerjee), early in Jean Renoir's The River, 1951.
River, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Hindus Believe In One God Narration by June Hillman, in the voice of author Rumer Godden and the character Harriet (Patricia Walters), continues, as director Jean Renoir depicts the Indian festival Diwali, Thomas E. Breen as visiting "Captain John," in The River, 1951.
River, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) The Story Of My First Love Narration by June Hillman, text from the novel by Rumer Godden, cinematography by the director's nephew Claude, shooting on location on the Hooghly river in West Bengal, north of Calcutta, India, opening Jean Renoir's celebrated The River, 1951.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Here's A Man Won't Get Drunk After the wedding of Welsh Bronwyn (Anna Lee) and Owen (Patric Knowles), his young brother Huw watches, the new preacher and celebrant (Walter Pidgeon) arrives, greeted by sister (Maureen O'Hara), and the father (Donald Crisp) with a nutty dance, director John Ford loving it, in How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
Lady Scarface (1941) -- (Movie Clip) His Yappin' Days Are Over Businesslike opening, Huntley Gordon as a banker likely up to no good on the phone when the cleaning lady (Judith Anderson, title character) and her gang (Arthur Shields, Harry Burns, Horace MacMahon, Marc Lawrence) turn the tables, in the RKO programmer Lady Scarface, 1941.
Enchanted Island (1958) -- (Movie Clip) The Wind Stinks Of Sin Allan Dwan opens his final film, on location on the Mexican Pacific coast, from Herman Melville's novel Typee, introducing sailors Dana Andrews and Don Dubbins, island pimp Arthur Shields, officer Les Hellman and Ted de Corsia their cruel captain, in Enchanted Island, 1958, also starring Jane Powell.
Gallant Journey (1946) -- (Movie Clip) The Only Way Down Santa Clara, California, 1905, inventor John Montgomery (Glenn Ford), medically precluded from flying, launches pal Dan (Jimmy Lloyd) on a test flight, girlfriend Regina (Janet Blair) and sponsor Father Kenton (Arthur Shields) cheering, in the William A. Wellman bio-pic Gallant Journey, 1946.



Barry Fitzgerald


Laurie Bailey
Actor. Survived him.