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Arthur O'Connell est un Acteur Américain né le 29 mars 1908 à New York (Etats-Unis)

Arthur O'Connell

Arthur O'Connell
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Nom de naissance Arthur O'Connell
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 29 mars 1908 à New York (Etats-Unis)
Mort 18 mai 1981 (à 73 ans) à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis)

Arthur O'Connell est un acteur américain né le 29 mars 1908 à New York, New York (États-Unis), décédé le 18 mai 1981 à Woodland Hills (Los Angeles). Il était spécialiste des seconds rôles.


He was born on March 29, 1908 in New York City

He made his legitimate stage debut in the middle 1930s, at which time he fell within the orbit of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Welles cast O'Connell in the tiny role of a reporter in the closing scenes of Citizen Kane (1941), a film often referred to as O'Connell's film debut, though in fact he had already appeared in Freshman Year (1938) and had costarred in two Leon Errol short subjects as Leon's conniving brother-in-law.

After numerous small movie parts, O'Connell returned to Broadway, where he appeared as the erstwhile middle-aged swain of a spinsterish schoolteacher in Picnic - a role he'd recreate in the 1956 film version, earning an Oscar nomination in the process. Later the jaded looking O'Connell was frequently cast as fortyish losers and alcoholics; in the latter capacity he appeared as James Stewart's boozy attorney mentor in Anatomy of a Murder (1959), and the result was another Oscar nomination.

In 1961, O'Connell played the role of Grandpa Clarence Beebe in the children's film classic Misty, the screen adaptation of Marguerite Henry's story of Misty of Chincoteague. In 1962, he portrayed the father of Elvis Presley's character in the motion picture Follow That Dream, and in 1964 in the Presley-picture Kissin' Cousins. 1962 also found O'Connell featured as the idealist-turned-antagonist Clint Stark, in The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, which has become a cult classic, and in which O'Connell's is the only character other than star Tony Randall to appear as one of the "7 faces."

O'Connell continued appearing in choice character parts on both television and films during the 1960s, but avoided a regular television series, holding out until he could be assured top billing. He appeared as Matt Dexter, an aging Irish drifter in the episode "Songs My Mother Told Me" (February 21, 1961) on ABC's Stagecoach West series. In the story line, Dexter witnesses a shooting and is sought as a material witness to a crime. Two criminals, one of whom is played by Richard Devon, also seek Dexter's whereabouts to make sure that he never testifies in court. Young Davey Kane, played by Richard Eyer, sneaks food and clothing to Dexter, who kills a rattlesnake that had threatened Davey and his dog. Dexter also teaches Davy new songs on his harmonica; hence the title of the episode.

On Christmas Day, 1962, O'Connell was cast as Clayton Dodd in the episode "Green, Green Hills" of NBC's modern western series, Empire, starring Richard Egan as the rancher Jim Redigo. This episode also features Dayton Lummis as Jason Simms and Joanna Moore as Althea Dodd.

In 1964, O'Connell played Joseph Baylor in the episode "A Little Anger Is a Good Thing" on the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point, starring Paul Richards.

O'Connell subsequently accepted the part of a man who discovers that his 99-year-old father has been frozen in an iceberg on the 1967 sitcom The Second Hundred Years, having assumed that he would be billed first per the producers' agreement. Instead, top billing went to newcomer Monte Markham in the dual role of O'Connell's father and his son. O'Connell accepted the demotion to second billing as well as could be expected, but he never again trusted the word of any Hollywood executive.

In 1966, he guest-starred as a scientist he regretfully has created an all-powerful android in the Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea episode titled "The Mechanical Man."

Ill health forced O'Connell to reduce his acting appearances in the middle 1970s, but the actor stayed busy as a commercial spokesman, a friendly pharmacist who was a spokesperson for Crest toothpaste.

At the time of his death from Alzheimer's disease in California in May 1981, O'Connell was appearing by his own choice solely in these commercials. O'Connell is interred at Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York.

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Bud Westmore
Bud Westmore
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Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(5 films)
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(4 films)
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Filmographie de Arthur O'Connell (64 films)

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The Hiding Place, 2h30
Réalisé par James F. Collier
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Guerre, Historique
Thèmes Religion, Politique, Religion juive
Acteurs Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, David de Keyser, Nigel Hawthorne, Cyril Shaps
Rôle Casper ten Boom, 'Papa'
Note74% 3.7425153.7425153.7425153.7425153.742515
As the Nazis invade the Netherlands in 1940, Corrie and her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch resistance. However, the Nazis eventually discover that Corrie and her family are hiding Jews, and on February 28, 1944, the entire family and their friends are arrested after their betrayal by a Dutch collaborator. The hidden Jews are never found by authorities. Corrie's father, Casper, dies before he reaches the concentration camp, and Corrie worries that she will never see her home again. The Nazis send Corrie and her sister, Betsie, to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany for hiding Jews in their home. At the concentration camp, Betsie encourages Corrie to remain hopeful that God will rescue them from the brutalities they experience. With little food and constant work, the women suffer constantly, and Corrie's sister Betsie (Julie Harris), dies. Ultimately, Corrie (Jeanette Clift George) leaves the camp in December, 1944 through what is discovered years later to have been a clerical error, as everyone else in her group of prisoners was gassed the following month (January, 1945). Her life after this ordeal was dedicated to showing that Jesus' love is greater than the deepest pit into which humankind finds itself.
Huckleberry Finn, 1h58
Réalisé par J. Lee Thompson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Aventure, Musical
Thèmes Musique
Acteurs Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman, David Wayne, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill
Rôle Col. Grangerford
Note56% 2.810072.810072.810072.810072.81007
Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a boy from Missouri living with a kindly widow and her sister who has taken him in.
Wicked, Wicked, 1h35
Réalisé par Richard L. Bare
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Horreur, Slasher
Thèmes Tueur en série
Acteurs David Bailey, Tiffany Bolling, Randolph Roberts, Scott Brady, Edd Byrnes, Madeleine Sherwood
Rôle Mr. Fenley, Hotel Engineer
Note55% 2.7589052.7589052.7589052.7589052.758905
The Grandview is a sprawling Californian hotel with a terrible secret: single blonde visitors who check in don't check out. Hotel detective Rick Stewart (David Bailey) begins investigating what's happened to a handful of vanishing guests but he soon becomes personally involved when his brunette ex-wife, Lisa James (Tiffany Bolling), arrives for a singing engagement at the hotel. When Lisa dons a blonde wig for her performance, she finds herself the next target of a psychopathic killer.
L'Aventure du Poséidon, 1h57
Réalisé par Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Aventure
Thèmes La fin du monde, La mer, Transport, Films pour enfants, Film catastrophe, Film catastrophe américain, Catastrophe navale
Acteurs Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Adam Baldwin, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Rôle Chaplain John, pasteur, mentor de Frank
Note71% 3.550423.550423.550423.550423.55042
Le Poséidon, un paquebot de croisière, est retourné en pleine mer par une gigantesque lame de fond. À l'intérieur, dix survivants menés par un pasteur énergique et déterminé essayent de se frayer un chemin à travers la carcasse du bateau renversé pour remonter jusqu'à la coque, seule issue possible.
Ben (1972)
, 1h34
Réalisé par Phil Karlson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Film d'horreur avec des animaux
Acteurs Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Meredith Baxter, Rosemary Murphy, Kaz Garas
Rôle Bill Hatfield
Note54% 2.709152.709152.709152.709152.70915
Le petit David Garrison se lie d'amitié avec un rat qu'il appelle Ben, sans se rendre compte que ce dernier est le meneur d'une meute de rats sanguinaires.
Ils ne tuent que leurs maîtres
Réalisé par James Goldstone
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Romance
Acteurs James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Harry Guardino
Rôle Ernie
Note62% 3.147983.147983.147983.147983.14798
Une jeune femme énigmatique a été assassiné dans une petite ville de la côte californienne. L'enquête menée par le shérif local découvre un réseau complexe de relations centrées sur la victime; la piste dispersée de preuves varie d'une photographie mystérieuse propre chien de la victime. Au cours de l'enquête, le shérif se réunit et devient une relation amoureuse avec une femme dont la connexion à l'assassiner est ambigu.
A Taste of Evil, 1h13
Réalisé par John Llewellyn Moxey
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Acteurs Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom, Arthur O'Connell, Bing Russell
Rôle John
Note65% 3.2899953.2899953.2899953.2899953.289995
Susan Wilcox (Barbara Parkins) is a young woman who was raped by an unknown man when she was a 13-year-old. Traumatized by the experience, she suffered a mental breakdown, did not speak a word for two years, and was entered in a Swiss sanatorium. Upon leaving the psychiatric institution for the first time, she returns to her old home where her mother Miriam (Barbara Stanwyck) is now in an unstable marriage with Harold Jennings (William Windom), an alcoholic. Susan returns to the woods where she was raped, and is followed there by someone. She suspects that this person is Harold, but Miriam tells her that Harold left her the previous night.
La Vallée perdue, 2h8
Réalisé par Brian W. Cook, James Clavell
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Action, Aventure, Historique
Acteurs Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan, Nigel Davenport, Per Oscarsson, Yorgo Voyagis
Rôle Hoffman, un paysan buté
Note71% 3.594663.594663.594663.594663.59466
À l'automne 1637, Vogel, un intellectuel, ancien professeur, erre dans l'Allemagne ravagée par la Guerre de Trente Ans : les mercenaires de Bernard de Saxe-Weimar (payés par la France) s'opposent aux bavarois de Jean de Werth, et tous « vivent sur le pays »… C'est la confusion totale ; Vogel essaye d'échapper aux maraudeurs de tous bords, à la famine et à la peste. Traversant une forêt, il arrive par hasard dans une vallée alpine apparemment intacte. Mais il est suivi par une compagnie de mercenaires qui entre également dans la vallée, menée par leur chef, « le Capitaine ».
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?, 1h53
Réalisé par Hy Averback
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Thèmes Bidasses
Acteurs Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Ewell
Rôle Mr. Kruft
Note56% 2.8116852.8116852.8116852.8116852.811685
Col. Flanders commands a U.S. Army base in the South. To improve relations with the locals, he decides to throw a community dance. He gives the assignment to Warrant Officer Nace, sergeants Gambroni and Jones and a captain, Myerson.
Le Reptile
Le Reptile (1970)
, 2h6
Réalisé par Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Action, Western
Thèmes La prison, Évasion
Acteurs Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Arthur O'Connell, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates
Rôle Mr. Lomax
Note69% 3.496693.496693.496693.496693.49669
Paris Pitman Jr., prisonnier à la forte personnalité, se sert de l'humanisme du nouveau directeur pour préparer son évasion. Il manipule ses co-détenus pour obtenir leur aide.
Seven In Darkness, 1h14
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Aventure
Thèmes Transport, Aviation, Dans un avion
Acteurs Milton Berle, Dina Merrill, Sean Garrison, James Griffith, Barry Nelson, Arthur O'Connell
Rôle Larry Wise
Note69% 3.463283.463283.463283.463283.46328
The film follows a group of blind people who are flying to a convention for the blind in [Seattle]. Among the group are its charismatic leader, Alex Swain (Barry Nelson), a former doctor-turned-teacher for the blind. With him are his old friend Emily Garth Pleasant (Dina Merrill), recently blinded Larry Wise (Arthur O'Connell), Ramon and Christine Rohas (Alejandro Rey and Tippy Walker) who are expecting their first child at any moment, And singer Deborah Cabot (Leslie Ann Warren) who is traveling with her sighted father. Also along are Vietnam war hero Mark Larsen (Sean Garrison), who is harboring a guilty secret, and Sam Fuller (Milton Berle in a rare dramatic role), a bitter and selfish man who antagonizes everyone in the group.
La Guerre des cerveaux, 1h48
Réalisé par Byron Haskin
Genres Science-fiction, Thriller
Thèmes Adaptation d'une œuvre littéraire de science-fiction
Acteurs George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Aldo Ray, Richard Carlson, Yvonne De Carlo, Earl Holliman
Rôle Henry Hallson
Note61% 3.05253.05253.05253.05253.0525
Arthur Nordlund dirige, au sein d'un laboratoire de recherches, une équipe de savants menant des expériences sur la résistance humaine. L'un des professeurs, Henry Hallson, a le sentiment que sa volonté est contrariée par un pouvoir inconnu. Il est bientôt retrouvé assassiné, avec à ses côtés un papier où il a inscrit "Adam Hart", nom d'un ami d'enfance décédé. L'enquête de police est conduite par Mark Corlane qui soupçonne un autre professeur, Jim Tanner. Ce dernier décide, pour se disculper, d'entamer une contre-enquête mais à son tour, il est victime d'une force étrange puis d'une tentative d'assassinat. Et les meurtres inexpliqués d'autres savants, ainsi que du directeur Nordlund, se succèdent.
A Covenant with Death, 1h37
Réalisé par Lamont Johnson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs George Maharis, Laura Devon, Katy Jurado, Gene Hackman, Earl Holliman, Arthur O'Connell
Rôle Hockstadter
Note63% 3.1912753.1912753.1912753.1912753.191275
A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for.
L'astronaute Réticent, 1h43
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie
Acteurs Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman, Arthur O'Connell, Frank McGrath, Paul Hartman
Rôle Arbuckle "Buck" Fleming
Note63% 3.199233.199233.199233.199233.19923
Don Knotts est Roy Fleming, un opérateur de kiddie-ride de la petite ville qui a peur des hauteurs. Après avoir appris que son père l'avait inscrit au programme spatial, Roy se rend à contrecoeur à Houston, mais découvre en arrivant que son travail est un concierge et non un astronaute. Soucieux de répondre aux attentes de son père dominateur, Roy parvient à garder une façade d'astronaute à sa famille et ses amis. Lorsque la NASA décide de lancer un profane dans l'espace pour prouver la valeur d'un nouvel engin spatial automatisé, Roy a l'occasion de confronter ses peurs.
Birds Do It, 1h28
Réalisé par Andrew Marton
Acteurs Soupy Sales, Tab Hunter, Arthur O'Connell, Edward Andrews, Doris Dowling, Beverly Adams
Rôle Prof. Wald
Note51% 2.5793152.5793152.5793152.5793152.579315
The film opens with a series of unsuccessful assassination attempts by an unknown organisation with their target being Melvin Byrd (Sales). Byrd is a janitor in a NASA laboratory headed by Major General Smithburn (Andrews) with his security officer being an inept bungler, Lt. Porter (Hunter). Porter is captured and impersonated by an enemy double from the same organization attempting to kill Byrd.