Job Actor of stage, film, and television
Years active 1925-1969
Known for Not-too-bright but true-blue friend of the hero
Top Roles Danny Green, Quince, the Carpenter, Eddie Dugan, Vicky's Agent, 'Doc' Ryan, McGee
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Action, Crime
Top TopicsPre-Code Cinema, Romance (Comic), Aviation
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Douglas Fairbanks, Betty Garrett, John Payne  see more..

Frank McHugh Overview:

Character actor, Frank McHugh, was born Francis Curray McHugh on May 23, 1898 in Homestead, Pennsylvania. McHugh died at the age of 83 on Sep 11, 1981 in Greenwich, CT and was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Hartford County, CT.

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Frank McHugh was a stocky American actor of Irish extraction, with light wavy hair and an almost permanent look of amiable bafflement on his face. He was a regular member of the Warner repertory company from 1930 to 1942, usually playing the not-too-bright but true-blue loyal friend of the intrepid hero.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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By Annette Bochenek on Jun 4, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: was a beloved character actor, whom fans of Pre Code cinema will remember particularly well. He typically carried out roles that provided comic relief in films but also had experience on stage, radio, and television. Francis Curr... Read full article


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By smumcountry on Dec 14, 2014 From Smum County

December 14, 2014 by smumcounty was born Francis Curray McHugh in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Edward and Catherine McHugh on May 23rd 1898. His family ran a stock theater company in Braddock, Pennsylvania so he was able to appear on stage at a very early age. One source I found stated th... Read full article


Know Your Character Actor –

By smumcountry on Dec 14, 2014 From Smum County

December 14, 2014 by smumcounty was born Francis Curray McHugh in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Edward and Catherine McHugh on May 23rd 1898. His family ran a stock theater company in Braddock, Pennsylvania so he was able to appear on stage at a very early age. One source I found stated th... Read full article


By Bogart Fan on Oct 31, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

Name: Francis Curray McHugh Birthdate: May 23, 1898 Number of Films made with Humphrey Bogart: 5 The Lowdown I have yet to talk to anyone that doesn?t love . Every time he pops up in a film, no matter how large or how small the role, McHugh always makes it better. Starti... Read full article


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Frank McHugh Quotes:

Lee Morgan: If Mike catches you back there, he'll crown you.
Herman: Yeah, but he isn't here.


[last lines]
[At the gala, butler Francois applauds the reunited couple as the general harrumphs his disapproval]
General de Villafranc: Tut, tut! Remember your place.
Francois: Oh, I think you're an old meanie.


Max O'Hara: We're goin' to Africa- we're gonna lassoo lions.
Windy: But Maxie, you can buy all the lions you want in California!
Windy: [Dramatically] But don't you understand? I'm going to be in terrible danger - in darkest Africa!


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Frank McHugh Facts
Played the same character (the petty thief running away from Chinese authorities) both in One Way Passage (1932) and its remake, 'Til We Meet Again (1940). The character was called Skippy in the first film and Rockhingham T. Rockingham in the second.

Brother of Matt McHugh, Kitty McHugh, James McHugh, Nora McHugh, and Edward McHugh.

Made 11 movies with his close friend James Cagney, more than any other actor. These were The Crowd Roars (1932), Footlight Parade (1933), Here Comes the Navy (1934), Devil Dogs of the Air (1935), The Irish in Us (1935), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Boy Meets Girl (1938), The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Fighting 69th (1940), City for Conquest (1940), A Lion Is in the Streets (1953).

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