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Arthur Shields

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Biography

Dublin, Ireland
Though not as well known as his nearly decade-older brother Barry Fitzgerald, Shields was a talented actor with well over twice the film roles in his career. Fitzgerald was already a well established player at the renowned Dublin Abbey Theater when Shields, also bitten by the acting bug, joined in 1914. He performed but was also out front directing plays. Already he had dabbled in the new medium of Irish film (1910) with two notable examples (1918). There was more to the seemingly mild-mannered Shields than met the eye. Read more...

Actor

Character: Chaplain Costello

The Sign of the Cross 1932

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Character: Reverend Rosenkrantz

Drums Along the Mohawk 1939

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Character: Timothy Fogarty

Little Nellie Kelly 1940

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Character: Jeff, Blind Typist

Confirm or Deny 1941

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Character: Liverpool Chemist

Random Harvest 1942

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Character: Walmer Hotel Porter

Above Suspicion 1943

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Character: Mr. Hallam

National Velvet 1944

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Character: Glyn Thomas

The Corn Is Green 1945

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Character: Rev. Holbrook

The Verdict 1946

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Character: Dr. O'Laughlin

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949

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Character: Reverend Cyril Playfair

The Quiet Man 1952

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Character: Patrick the Harp

Jack and the Beanstalk 1952

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Character: 'Jimmy-legs' Donovan

South Sea Woman 1953

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Character: Actor in Fantasy Sequence

Main Street to Broadway 1953

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Character: Minister at Tent City

River of No Return 1954

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Character: Monsignor O'Toole

The Pigeon That Took Rome 1962

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Character: Father Fitzgerald - Dean at Holywell

The Keys of the Kingdom 1944

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Character: Jeff Hedges

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Jasper - Blacksmith

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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