Arthur Shields Overview:

Character actor, Arthur Shields, was born on Feb 15, 1896 in Dublin, Ireland. Shields died at the age of 74 on Apr 27, 1970 in Santa Barbara, CA .



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Reverend Rosenkrantz: O Almighty God, hear us, we beseech Thee, and bring succor and guidance to those we are about to bring to Your divine notice. First we are thinking of Mary Walaber. She is only 16 years old, but she is keeping company with a soldier from Fort Dayton. He's a Massachusetts man, and Thou knowest no good can come of that.

Rev. Griffin: If I live to bury Joe Madden, I'll say only four words over his grave: This was a man.

Sam Leeds: You feel it's my fault that you're out here, huh?
Rev. Griffin: I put no blame on you now.
Sam Leeds: Well, if it'd make you feel any better, you were right.
Rev. Griffin: About what?
Sam Leeds: I never really cared about the town needin' water, I just wanted to show what a smart fellow I was - I wanted Sally to see that, and make a fool out of Joe. Now I only wish I could tell her I was wrong - about a lot of things.
Rev. Griffin: She will know.

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Arthur Shields Facts
He was a fervent Irish nationalist and fought in the Easter Rising in 1916. He was subsequently captured and placed in an internment camp in North Wales.

Brother of the actor Barry Fitzgerald, with whom he appeared in a handful of films, from The Plough and the Stars (1936) to The Quiet Man (1952).

Irish Protestant nationalist.

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