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  • BIRTH 15/02/1896
  • DEATH 27/04/1970
  • Country Ireland
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 27

Arthur Shields

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Arthur Shields (15 February 1896 - 27 April 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor.

Born into an Irish Protestant family in Portobello, Dublin, he started acting in the Abbey Theatre when still a young man. He was the younger brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald. An Irish nationalist, he fought in the Easter Uprising of 1916. He was captured and was interned in Frongoch, North Wales. He afterwards returned to the Abbey theatre. In 1936 John Ford brought him to the United States to act in a film version of The Plough and the Stars.

He later returned to the U.S. and for health reasons, he decided to reside in California. He died at his home in Santa Barbara, California, aged 74.

Some of his memorable roles were in John Ford films. Shields portrayed the Reverend Playfair in Ford's The Quiet Man, opposite John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and his brother, Barry Fitzgerald. He played Dr. Laughlin in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon with Wayne and Joanne Dru, and appeared yet again with Wayne and Barry Fitzgerald in Ford's Long Voyage Home. His other films include: Little Nellie Kelly, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Fabulous Dorseys, Gallant Journey, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Drums Along the Mohawk, Lady Godiva, National Velvet and The River.

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Arthur Shields

Shows (4)

Bonanza
Bonanza
Dennis
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Dr. George Barnes
Rawhide
Rawhide
Sam Cartwright
One Step Beyond
One Step Beyond
Simon Lockhart

Movies (27)

River of No Return
River of No Return
Minister at Tent City (uncredited)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Dr. O'Laughlin
The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man
Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair
Lady Godiva of Coventry
Lady Godiva of Coventry
Innkeeper
The River
The River
Mr. John
Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
Andrew
Tarzan and the Slave Girl
Tarzan and the Slave Girl
Dr. E.E. Campbell
This Above All
This Above All
Hospital Chaplain
Challenge to Lassie
Challenge to Lassie
Dr. Lee
Apache Drums
Apache Drums
Reverend Griffin
The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom
Fr. Fitzgerald, Dean at Holywell
National Velvet
National Velvet
Mr. Hallam
Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk
Reverend Rosenkrantz
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
Patrick the Harp (uncredited)
The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross
Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
The King and Four Queens
The King and Four Queens
Padre
The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross
Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
How Green Was My Valley
How Green Was My Valley
Mr. Parry
My Own True Love
My Own True Love
Iverson
The Corn Is Green
The Corn Is Green
Glyn Thomas
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Michael Michael
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
Dr. Lomas
The Long Voyage Home
The Long Voyage Home
Donkeyman
Little Nellie Kelly
Little Nellie Kelly
Timothy Fogarty
Three Strangers
Three Strangers
Prosecutor
The Verdict
The Verdict
Rev. Holbrook
Gentleman Jim
Gentleman Jim
Father Burke