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Edward Brophy is a Actor, Director, Production Manager and Assistant Director American born on 27 february 1895 at New York City (USA)

Edward Brophy

Edward Brophy
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Birth name Edward Santree Brophy
Nationality USA
Birth 27 february 1895 at New York City (USA)
Death 27 may 1960 (at 65 years) at Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles (USA)

Edward S. Brophy (February 27, 1895 – May 27, 1960) was an American character actor, voice artist, and comedian. Small of build, balding, and raucous-voiced, he was known for portraying dumb cops and gangsters, both serious and comic. He was best known for his roles in the Falcon film series, based on suave detective of the same name.

Best films

Dumbo (1941)
The Champ (1931)
A Free Soul (1931)

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Filmography of Edward Brophy (115 films)

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The Last Hurrah, 2h1
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Basil Rathbone, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien, Donald Crisp
Roles Ditto Boland
Rating71% 3.597783.597783.597783.597783.59778
In "a New England city," Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) plans to run for a fifth term. Skeffington rose from poverty in an Irish ghetto to become mayor and former governor, and is skilled at using the power of his office and an enormous political machine of ward heelers to receive support from his Irish Catholic base and other demographics. Rumors of graft and abuse of power are widespread, however, and the Protestant bishop, newspaper publisher Amos Force (John Carradine), banker Norman Cass (Basil Rathbone), and other members of the city's traditional elite the Irish Catholics replaced oppose Skeffington; so does Martin Burke (Donald Crisp), Catholic cardinal, Skeffington's childhood friend. They support the candidacy of Kevin McCluskey (Charles B. Fitzsimons), a young Catholic lawyer and war veteran with no political experience.
Roaring City, 59minutes
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Hugh Beaumont, Edward Brophy, Richard Travis, Joan Valerie, Wanda McKay, Abner Biberman
Roles 'Professor' Fredrick Simpson Schicka
Rating62% 3.136963.136963.136963.136963.13696
Arson, Inc., 1h3
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Robert Lowery, Anne Gwynne, Edward Brophy, Marcia Mae Jones, Douglas Fowley, Maude Eburne
Roles Pete Purdy
Rating53% 2.6884252.6884252.6884252.6884252.688425
Joe Martin is a fire fighter in Los Angeles who is assigned by his department chief to the Arson Detail. His first assignment is to investigate a suspicious fur store fire that seems to be set by the store owner himself, Thomas Peyson.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue, 1h56
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Gale Storm, Johnny Arthur
Roles Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton
Rating75% 3.7947453.7947453.7947453.7947453.794745
Aloysius T. McKeever (Victor Moore), a New York City hobo, makes his home in a boarded-up Fifth Avenue mansion, using the back door, while its owner, multi-millionaire ("the second richest man in the world") Michael J. O'Connor (Charles Ruggles), winters in the South. McKeever winds up taking in homeless ex-G.I. Jim Bullock (Don DeFore), who has been evicted from an apartment building O'Connor is tearing down for a new skyscraper, and runaway 18-year-old Trudy "Smith" (Gale Storm) who is actually O'Connor's daughter. Soon Jim invites war buddies Whitey (Alan Hale, Jr.), Hank (Edward Ryan) and their families to share the vast mansion while they seek permanent homes of their own.
The Thin Man Goes Home, 1h40
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Revere, Harry Davenport
Roles Brogan
Rating73% 3.697443.697443.697443.697443.69744
Nick and Nora visit Nick's parents (Lucile Watson and Harry Davenport) in Nick's hometown, Sycamore Springs, in New England. The residents are convinced that Nick is in town on an investigation, despite Nick's repeated denials. However, when aircraft factory employee Peter Berton (Ralph Brooks) seeks out Nick and is shot dead before he can reveal anything, Nick is on the case.
Renegade Girl, 1h5
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Edward Brophy, Ann Savage, Jack Holt, Alan Curtis, Harry Cording, Russell Wade
Roles Bob Crandall
Rating52% 2.642962.642962.642962.642962.64296
Taking place in rural Missouri, 1864, the area is far from the front lines and has been torn apart by partisan and guerrilla warfare, leaving it at the mercy of outlaws. Jean Shelby (Ann Savage) comes from a family of southern sympathizers, herself included. She gets information from Union soldiers and provides it to her brother with hopes of helping the confederacy. The film begins with Shelby riding on the road with her horse, as she passes flaming ruins she is approached by some Union troops who demand they meet with their superior officer, Major Barker (Jack Holt). Shelby attempts to flee, but is corned by more northern soldiers and she complies to meet with Major Barker.
Swing Parade of 1946
Directed by Phil Karlson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Gale Storm, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Russell Hicks, Edward Brophy
Roles Moose
Rating52% 2.611572.611572.611572.611572.61157
The Three Stooges. as dishwashers, help an aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence (Storm), and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren (Regan), find love.
The Falcon's Adventure, 1h1
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tom Conway, Edward Brophy, Robert Warwick, Myrna Dell, Steve Brodie, Ian Wolfe
Roles Goldie Locke
Rating63% 3.1958453.1958453.1958453.1958453.195845
Tom Lawrence (Tom Conway), The Falcon is about to go on a fishing holiday with his friend Goldie Locke with Goldie getting Tom to swear off thinking of women or crime. He breaks his vow when he sees a woman abducted in a taxi cab. Rescuing the damsel in distress, Louise Bragaza, she tells the Falcon that she is the target of kidnappers due to her father's invention of a process to manufacture synthetic diamonds.
Wonder Man
Wonder Man (1945)
, 1h38
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods, S.Z. Sakall, Allen Jenkins
Roles Torso
Rating69% 3.4952053.4952053.4952053.4952053.495205
Danny Kaye plays a double role as a pair of estranged "super-identical twins", with very similar looks, but very different personalities. Buster Dingle, who goes by the stage name "Buzzy Bellew", is a loud and goofy performer at a classy nightclub (the Pelican Club), while Edwin Dingle is a studious, quiet bookworm writing a history book. The two brothers have not seen each other for years.
The Falcon in San Francisco, 1h6
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy, Sharyn Moffett, Fay Helm, Robert Armstrong
Roles Goldie Locke
Rating64% 3.2464753.2464753.2464753.2464753.246475
While travelling by railroad for a vacation in San Francisco, The Falcon witnesses the murder of a wealthy young girl's nurse. His investigation eventually uncovers the relationship between an ex-bootlegger and a wealthy shipping heiress.
It Happened Tomorrow, 1h25
Directed by René Clair
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Brophy, Sig Ruman
Roles Jake Shomberg
Rating70% 3.5445153.5445153.5445153.5445153.544515
In the 1890s, Lawrence Stevens (Dick Powell) is an obituary writer unhappy in his job who is given, by a ghostly deceased newspaper man named Pop Benson (John Philliber), a newspaper that has tomorrow's news. He uses the paper to write stories and get the scoop on other reporters, but this also brings him under the suspicion of Police Inspector Mulrooney (Edgar Kennedy), who wants to know how Stevens always seems to know what's going to happen and where, mainly a robbery at a theater's box office during a performance. Stevens and his new girlfriend Sylvia (Linda Darnell) – half of a clairvoyant act with her uncle Oscar Smith (Jack Oakie) – have a number of adventures, until her uncle mistakenly thinks that Stevens has consorted with his niece in her boarding house room. The uncle attempts to intimidate Stevens into marrying her, not knowing that Stevens has come to him to ask for her hand.
Cover Girl
Cover Girl (1944)
, 1h47
Directed by Budd Boetticher, Charles Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, Otto Kruger, Eve Arden, Lee Bowman
Roles Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3972553.3972553.3972553.3972553.397255
Rusty (Rita Hayworth), a chorus girl working at a nightclub run by her boyfriend Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), is given a chance for stardom by the wealthy magazine editor John Coudair (Otto Kruger), who years earlier had been in love with her grandmother, Maribelle Hicks. Offered an opportunity to be a highly paid cover girl, Rusty would faithfully remain with her nightclub act if only Danny would ask her. He doesn't want to stand in her way, so he picks an argument to send her packing. Rusty becomes a star on Broadway after appearing in a musical produced by Coudair's wealthy friend, Noel Wheaton (Lee Bowman), and decides to get married to Wheaton. At the last second she leaves the wedding and reunites with Danny.
A Night of Adventure
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Crime, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Tom Conway, Audrey Long, Edward Brophy, Louis Borel, Addison Richards, Jean Brooks
Roles Steve
Rating60% 3.049773.049773.049773.049773.04977
Successful attorney Mark Latham neglects his wife, Erica, so she leaves him. Mark tries to win her back, but finds that she is now dating Tony Clair, an artist.