Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1899-11-11 · Deathday: 1983-10-15 (83 years old) · Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
117 Movies · 19 TV shows
Also Known As: William Joseph Patrick O'Brien · Пэт О’Брайен
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Pat O’Brien (born William Joseph Patrick O'Brien) was an American stage, screen, radio, and television actor. He was a star during the first several years of his film career, the height of his popularity being during the 1930s and 1940s.
Movies & TV shows
Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored
Uncensored. Laugh along with Hollywood's brightest stars in this hilarious compilation of bloopers from some of the biggest movies in history . You'll see stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall,...
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
Jack L is the son of Jack L. Warner, Harry Warner, Albert Warner, and Sam Warner were siblings who migrated to Canada at the turn of the century after being born in Poland. The motion picture business...
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Out-takes (mostly from Warner Bros.), promotional shorts, movie premieres, public service pleas, wardrobe tests, documentary material, and archival footage make up this star-studded voyeuristic look a...
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
1 Movie · 1 TV show
WKRP in Cincinnati
When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a ...
There is only six months to live for Wendell Lawson. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decided to take matters into his own hands and enlisted the assistance of...
Billy Jack Goes to Washington
After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along ...
1 TV show
In Milwaukee in the 1950s, the Cunningham family had to contend with a man on a motorcycle.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The adventures of 1930's Los Angeles private eye Miles Banyon.
The Adventures of Nick Carter
Detective discovers that a colleague's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife.
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol
An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from t...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Over-the-Hill Gang
A Texas Rangers captain takes a break from his job to visit his daughter in a neighboring town. He finds out that his daughter Hannah's husband is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss. The fr...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Branded is an American Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time period, and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McC...
A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is. Lyle Bettger, Bruce Cabot and Richard Jaeckel co-star as the lawless...
2 TV shows
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Kraft Suspense Theatre is an American anthology series that was telecast from 1963 to 1965 on NBC. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, it was seen three weeks out of every four and was pre-empted for Perry Como...
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variet...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer ser...
The Road to Hong Kong
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formul...
I Captured the King of the Leprechauns
Behind the scenes of Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
Some Like It Hot
Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. As they leave on a tour, they only have an opportunity to join an all-girl band. To m...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Kraft Music Hall
Kraft Music Hall is an umbrella title for several television series aired by NBC in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s in the musical variety genre, sponsored by Kraft Foods, the producers ...
The Last Hurrah
An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s, when TV started to play a bigger part in politics. This film is based on the career of multi-term Boston M...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hos...
Gus Linden, former racketeer head of a Detroit local of the United Automobile Workers of America, A.F.L, attempts to destroy his successor, Blair Vicker, so he can put his old rackets back into the au...
1 TV show
Science Fiction Theatre
Science Fiction Theatre is an American science fiction anthology series that aired in syndication from April 1955 to April 1957. It was produced by Ivan Tors and Maurice Ziv.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era...
Ring of Fear
Mystery writer Mickey Spillane tries to help Clyde Beatty deal with a plot to sabotage his circus.
A wild-west trader and his New York wife head out for the California by wagon train. The trader is killed enroute, and his wife finds herself with child. She continues on hoping to find a man and a ho...
1 TV show
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Rel...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
This Is Your Life
This Is Your Life is an American television documentary series broadcast on NBC, originally hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards from 1952 to 1961. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and procee...
On the eve of their return to the states, the crew of the U.S.S. Blake is unpleasantly surprised when their new captain, Lt. Commander Hale (Pat O'Brien), announces that they've been reassigned to the...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The t...
The People Against O'Hara
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
A drunken attorney tries to sober up in order to defend a friend in murder case.
2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Johnny Casar runs away from the orphanage to start a successful career as a roller skater and after setbacks learns to curb his ruthlessness and ambition.
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour is an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show starred many notable comedians and entertainers of the era, includin...
What's My Line?
Panelists must ask only "yes" or "no" questions to determine guests' occupations, and in the case of famous guests, they must be blindfolded.
Lux Video Theatre
Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and...
Johnny One-Eye was adapted from one of Damon Runyon's lesser-known stories. Pat O'Brien and Wayne Morris star as Martin Martin and Dane Cory respectively, former partners in crime who have long since ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was ...
Fighting Father Dunne
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
The Boy with Green Hair
This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.
Pat O'Brien makes the casual acquaintance of fellow American Ruth Warrick while on vacation in Mexico City. What Warrick doesn't know is that O'Brien is a treasury agent, out to get expatriate counter...
The train wreck that George Steele experienced never happened. Is he cracking up or is he the victim of a plot?
Secret Command features Pat O'Brien as a onetime foreign correspondent in the wartime employ of the FBI. Under an assumed name, O'BRIEN goes to work at a shipyard, intending to keep both eyes open for...
A Marine major (Pat O'Brien) looks out for his captain (Robert Ryan) on Guadalcanal and in Australia.
The Iron Major
Pat O'Brien in the role of William 'Frank' Cavanaugh, a top football coach who gave up his career to enter WWI where he became a hero. After the war he went back to coaching where he ended up having o...
His Butler's Sister
aspiring singer Ann Carter visits her stepbrother in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway
The training of bombardiers during WWII is the subject of a documentary. MajorChick Davis proves that he is a U.S. citizen. The school for bombardiers was established because of the Army's superiority...
Two Yanks in Trinidad
The Two Yanks in Trinidad are gangsters Tim Reardon (Pat O'Brien) and Vince Barrows (Brian Donlevy), who split up over a disagreement and join the army, Tim to escape Vince's wrath and Vince to get hi...
Gangsters, nightclubs and the Roaring '20s.
A disgraced pilot determines to regain the respect of both his son, now a test pilot for the Army, and the men he once flew with.
The Navy Comes Through
A person from the United States. A merchant marine ship is being used to battle the Nazis.
Breakdowns of 1941
Blooper out-takes from Torrid Zone, Four Mothers, The Wagons Roll at Night, The Sea Wolf, No Time for Comedy, The Bride Came C.O.D., and Affectionately Yours, among other Warner Brother productions of...
The Fighting 69th
Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.
Breakdowns of 1940
Flubs and bloopers that occurred on the set of some of the major Warner Bros. pictures of 1940.
Escape to Glory
The Grand Hotel formula that was so overworked in the 1930s made an encore appearance in 1940's Escape to Glory. The story is given timeliness by placing the characters on a British merchant ship on t...
'Til We Meet Again
Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst ...
In the American oilfields, a fugitive from justice's destiny is intertwined with the fortunes and the misfortunes of a small oil company that hires him as a roughneck.
A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.
Castle on the Hudson
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Knute Rockne All American
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
The Night of Nights
A playwright has his career ruined when he is drunk on the first night. His wife dies having left him, and when his daughter triumphs in the revival of the play he dies contented.
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
The Kid from Kokomo
Fast-talking promoter Pat O'Brien and his loyal sidekick Edward Brophy, aided by bubble-dancer Joan Blondell and elderly shoplifter May Robson, attempt to turn strapping but naive hayseed Wayne Morris...
This 1939 drama, a reworking of the 1932 James Cagney film "The Crowd Roars", stars Pat O'Brien as a champion auto racer who unhappily learns his kid brother (John Payne) wants to enter the same profe...
Off the Record
After a socially conscience reporter adopts a slum orphan after she causes his brother's gang to go to prison.
Breakdowns of 1939
Flubs and bloopers that occurred ont the set of some of the major Warner Bros. pictures of 1939.
Angels with Dirty Faces
In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal caree...
Out Where the Stars Begin
When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the fit-throwing director, her understudy steps in and a star is born.
Breakdowns of 1938
This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that occurred ont th...
Swingtime in the Movies
In this musical short, a waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary gets her big break.
Garden of the Moon
Don Vincente is determined to make a success of himself and his band. He gets his break by performing at the Garden of the Moon, which is broadcast over the radio. The problem is that John Quinn is th...
Cowboy from Brooklyn
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Women Are Like That
Businesswoman Claire King is the daughter of a powerful advertising executive. When Claire marries humble copywriter Bill Landin, she wants to use her influence to help her husband get ahead, but he w...
Boy Meets Girl
Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's baby become...
Ex-Army officer Jameson takes a job a prison guard at San Quentin. Joe, the brother of his new girlfriend May, is sentenced to the prison for robbery. When Jameson tries to separate lawbreakers from h...
Back in Circulation
Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was poisoned and 'T...
Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dan...
Butch Rogers and Sock McGillis are old submarine hands stationed in Panama. On land, Butch and Sock battle over pretty Ann Sawyer. At sea and underwater, however, our two heroes are inseparable.
The Great O'Malley
His role in the plight of an unemployed man (Humphrey Bogart) and his disabled daughter profoundly affects an intractable Irish policeman (Pat O'Brien).
I Married a Doctor
City girl marries country doctor, meets prejudice and exclusion when she tries to befriend the townspeople.
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1)
Viewers are provided a visit to Ken Maynard's private circus; Bette Davis poses for her portrait; Frank McHugh plays with his children; a visit to the West Side Tennis Club affords glimpses of many st...
Public Enemy's Wife
Judith has just been paroled for a crime which her vindictive, jealous, violent husband, Gene, fingered her for. Gene is in prison for life. She claims that she had no knowledge of Gene's criminal act...
Breakdowns of 1936
Time marches on.
An aviator ignores skeptics to make the first commercial flight from San Francisco to China.
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this he changes flights with Texas.
Things You Never See on the Screen
Collection of Warner's stars blundering through missed takes.
A Dream Comes True
A promotional short to hype the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935).
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio
This short shows the entrances of the various Hollywood studios, then specifically visits Warner Bros. / First National Studios. We start at the casting office, then see Busby Berkeley and choreograph...
At a Mexican resort, a fast-talking magazine editor woos the dancer he's trashed in print.
Oil For The Lamps Of China
An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.
Page Miss Glory
A country girl goes to the city and gets a job in a posh hotel, and winds up becoming an instant celebrity thanks to an ambitious photographer.
Stars Over Broadway
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
The Irish in Us
A boxer (James Cagney) and his policeman brother (Pat O'Brien) have a dispute over a police captain's daughter.
Devil Dogs of the Air
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
Mike Lee's syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town and is least profitable. Lady Lee is the only way she knows to make a living, because her father Mike walked out under pressure to allow cheat...
A private stationed in Hawaii is in contact with the general's daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again a few years later when he's at West Point producing the annual p...
Screen Snapshots No. 11
Long before the release of the cult film Dracula vs. Frankenstein, the original stars of Dracula and Frankenstein met face to face--for a game of chess. The scene is from an early 1934 episode of Col...
I've Got Your Number
Two telephone repairmen have many adventures and romance a pair of blondes.
I Sell Anything
Auctioneer Spot Cash Cutler is planning the scam of a lifetime, but will he get burned?
Twenty Million Sweethearts
Unscrupulous agent Rush Blake makes singing waiter Buddy Clayton a big radio star while Peggy Cornell, who has lost her own radio show, helps Buddy.
The Personality Kid
An arrogant boxer (Pat O'Brien) discovers his wife (Glenda Farrell) had a hand in his success.
Here Comes the Navy
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.
A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.
Laughter in Hell
In the late 1800s, a man is sentenced to life at hard labor for killing his wife and her lover.
The World Gone Mad
A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.
Ruthless Coach Gore creates turmoil at a college by hiring players and alienating students. Along the way, the coach loses his wife Claire Gore to a grandstanding player. Inside look at college footba...
A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.
Bureau of Missing Persons
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work...
Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots who risk their lives to get the mail through regardless of the weather. Miller was forced to engage the wild ...
Two friends working a jungle oil field clash when one marries a lady of the evening.
The Strange Case of Clara Deane
A young dress designer marries an insurance agent. They soon have a daughter, but what the wife doesn't know is that her husband is actually a criminal...
Scandal for Sale
A man is promised $25,000 if he can bring the circulation of a newspaper up to one million.
The Final Edition
A reporter gets the best story of her life when she goes under cover to take down the head of a crime syndicate.
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused of robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an af...
A teenager lands in a brutal reform school for refusing to squeal on his bootlegger boss.
The darkest side of Tinseltown is depicted in this drama that centers upon a Hollywood columnist determined to reveal the awful truth about entertainment business.
Mae was given a second chance after she was arrested for prostitution. Mae is befriended by a cab driver named Jimmy who takes her to work at a diner where she meets another ex-prostrate named Gert. M...
When a crook decides to go straight, his jealous cast off moll exposes him to the police.
Nora Ryan, a poor Irish girl, living in New York decides to change her life by working as a personal maid for the wealthy, Gary family.
A sportswriter jilted by his globe-trotting girlfriend marries a woman jilted by her boyfriend.
An inventor (Bert Lahr) and his lanky girlfriend (Charlotte Greenwood) set an altitude record in his winged contraption.
Honor Among Lovers
Jerry Stafford falls for his secretary, Julia Traynor, but instead she marries a shady character who causes trouble for both of them.
The Front Page
Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the...
Compliments of the Season
On Christmas Eve, a former thief, recently released from prison, stops a forlorn, destitute, despairing young woman from committing suicide. She's from the country and hasn't been able to find her boy...