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Robert Emmett O'Connor

Robert Emmett O'Connor

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1885-03-18

75 Movies

Biography

Robert Emmett O'Connor (March 18, 1885 – September 4, 1962) was an American film actor. He appeared in 204 films between 1919 and 1950. He is probably best remembered as the warmhearted bootlegger Paddy Ryan in The Public Enemy (1931) and as Detective Sergeant Henderson pursuing the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera (1935). He also appeared as Jonesy, (the older Paramount gate guard) in Billy Wilder's 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. He also made an appearance at the very beginning and very end of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short Who Killed Who? (1943).

Movies & TV Series

1932.

11 Movies
The Beast of the City

The Beast of the City

1932
Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick has a vendetta against Sam Belmonte. Ed is used by his brother to watch over Daisy who was associated with Belmonte.
The Kid from Spain

The Kid from Spain

1932
Eddie and his Mexican friend Ricardo are expelled from college after Ricardo put Eddie in the girl's dormitory when he was drunk. Per chance Eddie gets mixed up in a bank robbery and is forced to driv...
Two Kinds of Women

Two Kinds of Women

1932
The daughter of a senator from South Dakota visits Manhattan for the first time, eager to see the sights of the big city. While there, she finds herself caught up in an affair with a married man, whos...
American Madness

American Madness

6
1932
American Madness is a film from director Frank Capra from 1932. Set during the depression the film depicts a bank trustee involved in a robbery scandal.
Night World

Night World

1932
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who...
Blessed Event

Blessed Event

1932
A New York gossip columnist feuds with a singer and enjoys the power of the press.
The Arm of the Law

The Arm of the Law

1932
A reporter and a detective team up to solve the murder of a nightclub singer who had been involved in a divorce scandal.
Frisco Jenny

Frisco Jenny

1932
Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district attorney dedicate...
Blonde Venus

Blonde Venus

1932
American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. W...
The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

1932
The Progressive Party convention is deadlocked for governor, so both sides nominate the dark horse Zachary Hicks. Kay Russell suggests they hire Hal Blake as campaign manager; but first they have to g...
The Big Timer

The Big Timer

1932
Loud-mouth hamburger flipper, Cooky, thinks he can box. His big chance comes when everyone else quits the gym when it is inherited by a dame.

1930.

8 Movies
Our Blushing Brides

Our Blushing Brides

3.5
1930
Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one, but the ot...
Shooting Straight

Shooting Straight

1930
A gambler wanted for murder hides under the guise of a clergyman.
The Big Fight

The Big Fight

1930
Based on the David Belasco stage production of the Max Marcin play in which heavyweight-champion Jack Dempsey played the role of the fighter, Tiger: This "behind-the-scenes look of a heavyweight-champ...
Alias French Gertie

Alias French Gertie

1930
A safecracker poses as a French maid in order to gain access to wealthy homes. In the midst of a nocturnal search for a cache of valuables, she is interrupted by another safecracker. Narrowly escaping...
Paid

Paid

1930
Mary Turner gets a three years prison sentence for a crime she didn't commit. Once released, she plots to get back at the man responsible for her conviction.
Man to Man

Man to Man

1930
Mike (Phillips Holmes) is a popular college track star, but with a terrible secret. His father John (Grant Mitchell) is in prison for murdering the person who murdered his brother. The story leaks out...
The Big House

The Big House

1930
Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent Marlowe is sent to prison, where he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions.
Framed

Framed

1930
Rose Manning swore revenge for the unjust killing of her father. After five years as a nightclub hostess, she learns that she is wanted by a bootlegger, but she focuses her attention on Jimmy Carter, ...
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