Arthur Shields (15 February 1896 – 27 April 1970) was an Irish actor on television, stage and film.
Shields married Bazie Magee in 1920, and their son Adam was born in 1927. In 1943, the couple were divorced and Shields married Aideen O'Connor. Their daughter Christine was born in 1946. Aideen died in 1950. Shields' third marriage to Laurie Bailey in 1955 lasted until his death.Shields died of complications related to emphysema on 27 April 1970, in Santa Barbara, California. He was survived by his wife, a daughter, a son and four grandchildren. His body was cremated, with the ashes taken to his native city of Dublin and buried with military honours in Deans Grange Cemetery.
Movies & TV shows
1 TV show
One Step Beyond
One Step Beyond is an American anthology series. The first three seasons of the original series were on ABC.
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Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry a...
Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Roy Huggins is the creator of the American Western television series "maverick". The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and starred James Garner as "Bret Maverick," an articulate ...
The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.
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An anthology series that explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who ins...
Lady Godiva of Coventry
Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady.
River of No Return
An itinerant farmer and his young son help a heart-of-gold saloon singer search for her estranged husband
World for Ransom
In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnapped a nuclear physicist with the intention of selling him to the highest bidder.
Pride of the Blue Grass
A girl owns a horse, and hires a boy as a trainer. The horse (Gypsy Prince) enters a race and is injured. The boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced by the stable siren. The girl finally ...
Scandal at Scourie
After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy meets Victo...
South Sea Woman
Marine Sergeant James O'Hearn is being tried at the San Diego Marine base for desertion, theft, scandalous conduct, and destruction of property in time of war. He doesn't agree with the charges and wo...
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An out of work racehorse trainer is adopted by the daughters of a wealthy breeder and trains a cast-off horse for the big race of the season.
A Newfoundland fishingboat comes to the aid of a wrecked Danish sailing ship and tows it to a small village, but eventually the captain of the fishingboat realises that it's a U-boat supply ship in di...
The People Against O'Hara
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
Jean Renoir's first color feature, shot entirely on location in India, is a visual tour de force. The film is based on a novel by Rumer Godden, and it depicts the growing pains of three young women wi...
The Barefoot Mailman
Sylvanus Hurley is a swindler who's been swindled: he's been given a deed to a large plot of mangrove swamp in the out-of-the-way community. So he decides to con the locals, some of whom are not as ho...
A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.
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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...
Tarzan and the Slave Girl
The Lionians, a tribe of lion worshippers, make a desperate attempt to find a cure for the mysterious disease plaguing their village. Their Chief decides to kidnap Jane and Lola, a half-breed nurse, i...
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fo...
The Fighting O'Flynn
A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars.
Nick Cherney, who is in prison for swindling from a company, sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his brother. He pays another prisoner, who gets out a week before Nick, to kill someone. ...
My Own True Love
Following World War II, a woman tries to help her fiance understand his son's traumatic experience as a G.I., during which he lost a leg and was imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp.
Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is about a county in Mississippi that chooses to leave the state rather than fight in the conflict. An African American named Ward Bond and a Native Am...
Fighting Father Dunne
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
Easy Come, Easy Go
Comedy about an Irish father, who enjoys betting on horses, who keeps interfering with his daughter's romance with a serviceman.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, ...
The Fabulous Dorseys
The story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey from their boyhood in Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion.
Seven Keys to Baldpate
Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six other keys,...
Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider despite the...
Never Say Goodbye
Flip, Phil and Ellen's 8-year old daughter, is very unhappy that her parents are not together after a year of separation. Flip sends a picture of her beautiful mother to the author of her flirtatious ...
On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers, Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief, make ...
After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard police officer is investigating the murder of his key witness.
This Crime Does Not Pay entry focuses on fake spiritualists. A mother is worried about her son, who is missing in action. Over time, she gives a con man all of the family savings to find reassurance t...
Too Young to Know
A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.
The Corn Is Green
When a teacher reads an essay written by Morgan Evans, one of the boys, moved by his rough poetry she decides to hold classes in her house and believes that Morgan is smart enough to attend Oxford.
The Valley of Decision
Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary c...
Mi Taylor is a young wanderer and opportunist who finds himself in the quiet English countryside at the home of the Brown family. Mi is encouraged to train the horse when her youngest daughter, Velvet...
Youth Runs Wild
During WWII, adults are either off fighting or busy in the factories, so juvenile delinquency becomes a major problem back home. Danny Hauser, a wounded soldier, finds this out as he returns and three...
The Keys of the Kingdom
Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish. Father struggles while his childhood friend, also a priest, thrives in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world. H...
The White Cliffs of Dover
Susan and her father are going to England for a vacation. Susan met Sir John Ashwood at a society ball and fell in love with him immediately. As a new member of the British gentry, American Susan neve...
A honeymooning couple in Europe is asked to spy on the Nazis for the British intelligence in pre-war Europe. Initially finding the mission fun the trail gets them in real danger soon.
Marie, a poor physics student, was studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a rese...
The Man from Down Under
An Australian blowhard raises two orphaned children as his own in the years leading up to WWII.
This Above All
In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs, despite his prejudice ag...
A code expert working for Naval Intelligence is assigned to decode enemy messages despite his desire for active duty.
Dr. Renault's Secret
A remake of the 1927 horror film "The Wizard". Dr. Larry Forbes(Sheppard Strudwick)arrives in a remote French village to visit his fiancee (Lynne Roberts) who lives with her scientist father Dr. Renau...
As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Biography of Edgar Allan Poe and the women in his life.
An ex-gambler helps a beautiful widow, and becomes involved with a murder, secret agents, and saboteurs.
Gangsters, nightclubs and the Roaring '20s.
How Green Was My Valley
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans raised coal-mining sons and hoped their youngest would find a better life outside the mines.
A Chicago gang led by Slade carries out an audacious brokerage robbery. Lieutenant Bill Mason takes the case, continuing his friendly-enemy relationship with crime reporter Ann Rogers. One gang member...
Confirm or Deny
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
The Gay Falcon
Having forsaken the detective business for the safer confines of personal insurance, Gay Laurence is compelled to return to his sleuthing ways. Along with sidekick Jonathan "Goldie" Locke, he agrees t...
The Long Voyage Home
The crew of the merchant ship Glencairn hope to survive a transatlantic crossing during World War II. Adapted from four Eugene O'Neill one-act plays.
Little Nellie Kelly
Nellie Kelly, the daughter of Irish immigrants, patches up differences between her father and maternal grandfather while rising to the top on Broadway.
Drums Along the Mohawk
The state of New York was founded in the 17th century. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness a...
The Sign of the Cross
After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, ...
The agent of an absentee landlord resorts to underhand means in order to evict tenants from land that could be more profitably used for cattle. Adapted from the 1879 novel of the same name.
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