Emory Parnell

Emory Parnell

  • Birthday: 1892-12-28
  • Deathday: 1979-06-22
  • Place of birth: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Also know as: Emery Parnell

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Emory Parnell (December 29, 1892 – June 22, 1979) was an American vaudeville performer and actor who appeared in over 250 films in his 36-year career. He was nicknamed "The Big Swede" and was sometimes credited as "Emery" or "Parnel". Seeking better opportunities in Hollywood, Parnell and his wife moved to Los Angeles, California, where, helped by his red-faced Irish look of frustration, he immediately began to appear in films in a variety of role, such as policemen, doormen, landlords, and small town businessmen. One of his first films was Doctor Rhythm (1938). Although his appearances were often in "B" films, such as the Ma and Pa Kettle series, he also made credible showings in "A" films as well. One notable part was as a Paramount studio executive who sang about avoiding libel suits to open 1941's Louisiana Purchase. Parnell was also part of writer-director Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors in the 1940s, appearing in five of Sturges' films, including The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, where he played the crooked banker, "Mr. Tuerck", the chief antagonist of William Demarest's "Constable Kockenlocker". He also made a memorable appearance as grumpy socialite Ajax Bullion in the Three Stooges short subject All the World's a Stooge.

Filmography

Strange Triangle

1946

As Barney Shaefer

Blonde Ice

1948

As Police Capt. Bill Murdock

The Great McGinty

1940

As Policeman at Soup Kitchen (uncredited)

Unmasked

1950

As 'Pop' Swenson

Violence

1947

As True Dawson

Two O'Clock Courage

1945

As Insp. Bill Brenner

The Falcon in Hollywood

1944

As Inspector McBride

Call Me Madam

1953

As Senator Gallagher

The Falcon in Mexico

1944

As James 'Lucky Diamond' Hughes [Script name: Winthrop Hughes]

The Falcon's Alibi

1946

As Metcalf

Hideout

1949

As Arnie Anderson

Casanova Brown

1944

As Frank, the Bell Captain

A Woman's Secret

1949

As Police Lieutenant at Desk

The Crime Doctor's Courage

1945

As Police Captain Birch

Unholy Partners

1941

As Colonel Mason

The Notorious Mr. Monks

1958

As Sheriff Cobus Anders

Address Unknown

1944

As Postman

Deadline for Murder

1946

As Masseur

Chain Gang

1950

As Capt. Duncan

All the World's a Stooge

1941

As Ajax Bullion

The Rocket Man

1954

As Big Bill Watkins

The Bounty Killer

1965

As Sam - Bartender

Calendar Girl

1947

As The Mayor

Safari Drums

1953

As Larry Conrad

That Certain Feeling

1956

As Senator

Here Comes Trouble

1948

As Winfield 'Windy' Blake

Young Ideas

1943

As Judge Canute J. Kelly

The Hot Angel

1958

As Judd Pfeiffer

To Please a Lady

1950

As Mr. Wendall

Trail of Robin Hood

1950

As J. Corwin Aldridge

Sued for Libel

1939

As Jerome Walsh

Gildersleeve's Ghost

1944

As Haley

Queen of Burlesque

1946

As Inspector Crowley

Sing Your Way Home

1945

As Ship's captain

A Night of Adventure

1944

As Judge

Oklahoma Annie

1952

As Judge Byrnes

Doctor Rhythm

1938

As Sgt. Olson (uncredited)

The Two Little Bears

1961

As Grimshaw Wilkins

The Maltese Falcon

1941

As Ship's Mate (uncredited)

Key to the City

1950

As Council Chairman

Sabrina

1954

As Charles

Call of The Yukon

1938

As Swenson

The Mad Miss Manton

1938

As Doorman (uncredited)

Riverboat Rhythm

1946

As Sheriff Martin

Dreamboat

1952

As Crazy Sam

Blondie

1938

As Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Abie's Irish Rose

1946

As Father John Whalen

Abie's Irish Rose

1946

As Rabbi Jacob Samuels

The Lady and the Mob

1939

As Policeman Riley

Words and Music

1948

As Mr. Feiner

The Roaring Twenties

1939

As Gangster (uncredited)

Fort Vengeance

1953

As Patrick Fitzgibbon

Girls on Probation

1938

As Officer Craig

Pacific Liner

1939

As Olaf

Idiot's Delight

1939

As Fifth Avenue Mounted Cop

Let Freedom Ring

1939

As Axel (uncredited)

Three Sons o' Guns

1941

As Man Delivering Radio

East Side of Heaven

1939

As Doorman (uncredited)

They Shall Have Music

1939

As Policeman in Rain (uncredited)

The House of Fear

1939

As Policeman

The Spellbinder

1939

As Club 88 Doorman (Uncredited)

The Secret of Dr. Kildare

1939

As Policeman on Gaylor Ave. (uncredited)

Battle of Rogue River

1954

As Sgt. McClain

The Day the Bookies Wept

1939

As Motor Cop (uncredited)

Artists and Models

1955

As Mr. Kelly (uncredited)

Tall in the Saddle

1944

As Sheriff Jackson

Union Pacific

1939

As Foreman (uncredited)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

1940

As Minor Role (uncredited)

Young Tom Edison

1940

As Bob

Blondie on a Budget

1940

As Policeman Dempsey (uncredited)

At the Circus

1939

As Ringmaster (uncredited)

The Show-Off

1946

As Mr. Appelton

Foreign Correspondent

1940

As 'Mohican' Captain

Arson Racket Squad

1938

As Chief J.P. Riley

Jungle Gents

1954

As Police Captain

Highways by Night

1942

As Police Sergeant Ransome

A Shot in the Dark

1941

As Marsotti

Hellfire

1949

As Sheriff Duffy

The Lady from Cheyenne

1941

As Crowley

Gas House Kids Go West

1947

As Police Sergeat Casey

So Your Wife Wants to Work

1956

As Mr. Batten (uncredited)

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble

1944

As Train Conductor (uncredited)

Strike It Rich

1948

As Carlton

Summer Holiday

1948

As Dannville Beach Club Bartender (uncredited)

Massacre River

1949

As Sgt. Johanssen

North West Mounted Police

1940

As George Higgins

Government Girl

1943

As The Chief (uncredited)

Gentleman Jim

1942

As Dennis Simmons (uncredited)

The Golden Fleecing

1940

As Featherway (uncredited)

Stranger on the Third Floor

1940

As Grilling Detective in Dream Sequence (uncredited)

Shadows of Tombstone

1953

As Sheriff Webb

Rock Island Trail

1950

As Sen. Wells

I Married a Witch

1942

As Allen - Hotel Owner (uncredited)

The Two Gun Teacher

1954

As Prof. Kleinberg

My True Story

1951

As Ed Praskins

Apache Trail

1942

As Mr. Walters (uncredited)

Lost in Alaska

1952

As Sherman

So Ends Our Night

1941

As Weiss

Arabian Nights

1942

As Harem Sentry

Blossoms in the Dust

1941

As Senator

Two Señoritas from Chicago

1943

As Rupert Shannon

Winter Carnival

1939

As Williams - Editor

I Stole a Million

1939

As Cop at Flower Shop (uncredited)

Larceny, Inc.

1942

As O'Casey

Sudden Money

1939

As Cop

Little Iodine

1946

As Mr. Bigdome

The Remarkable Andrew

1942

As Policeman

Over My Dead Body

1942

As Police Capt. Grady

Obliging Young Lady

1942

As Motorcycle Policeman Behind Billboard (uncredited)

Off the Record

1939

As Policeman (uncredited)

Dangerous Blondes

1943

As Officer McGuire

Slightly Dangerous

1943

As Policeman at newspaper office (uncredited)

Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To

1990

As (archive footage)

All That I Have

1951

As Juror Barstow

King of Alcatraz

1938

As Olaf

Once Upon a Time

1944

As Policeman (uncredited)

Two of a Kind

1951

As First Deputy (uncredited)

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

1952

As Billy Reed

Ma and Pa Kettle

1949

As Bill Reed

The Monster and the Girl

1941

As Policeman in Alley

Rancho Notorious

1952

As Sheriff (uncredited)

On Dress Parade

1939

As Paddy - Policeman (uncredited)

Mr. Lucky

1943

As Dock Watchman (uncredited)

Du Barry was a Lady

1943

As Gatekeeper

Mission to Moscow

1943

As Uncaring Businessman (uncredited)

Cadets on Parade

1942

As Inspector Kennedy

Feather Your Nest

1944

As Farmer

Nazty Nuisance

1943

As Capt. Spense

Assigned to Danger

1948

As Sheriff (uncredited)

Alias Jesse James

1959

As Angel's Rest Sheriff (uncredited)

Badman's Territory

1946

As Bitter Creek (uncredited)

The Major and the Minor

1942

As Conductor #2 (uncredited)

You Drive Me Crazy

1945

As Mr. Hinkledorfer

The Big Beef

1945

As Mr. Bib

Twelve Crowded Hours

1939

As Doorkeeper (uncredited)

Night in New Orleans

1942

As Jensen (Uncredited)

Stork Bites Man

1947

As Alan Kimberly

One Hour To Live

1939

As Fats Monoham

You Gotta Stay Happy

1948

As Bank Watchman

The Andromeda Strain

1971

As Pete 'Old Doughboy' Arnold

The Hard Way

1943

As Policeman at Hospital (Uncredited)

When in Rome

1952

As Ship's Captain

So You Want to Know Your Relatives

1954

As Mr. Battan (uncredited)

Invisible Stripes

1939

As Policeman Outside Bank (uncredited)

Louisiana Purchase

1941

As Sam Horowitz, Lawyer

Has Anybody Seen My Gal?

1952

As Policeman (uncredited)

So You Want to Enjoy Life

1952

As Joe's Boss (uncredited)

So You Want to Wear the Pants

1952

As Mr. Batten (uncredited)

So You Never Tell a Lie

1952

As Mr. Batten (uncredited)

Colonel Effingham's Raid

1946

As Joe Alsobrook

The Fabulous Senorita

1952

As Dean Bradshaw

How To Be Very, Very Popular

1955

As Chief of Police

Man of the West

1958

As Henry (uncredited)

Sweethearts on Parade

1953

As Mayor

The Guilt of Janet Ames

1947

As (uncredited)

The Devil's Pipeline

1940

As R.J. Adams

Hot Summer Week

1972

As Bartender

Once Upon a Honeymoon

1942

As Quisling (uncredited)

Mama Loves Papa

1945

As O'Leary

Let's Go Navy!

1951

As Police Sgt. Mulloy

Johnny Eager

1941

As Policeman Telling Eager to Move His Taxicab (uncredited)

The Unknown Guest

1943

As Sheriff Dave Larsen

Alaska Patrol

1949

As Capt. Jan Roburt

Rose of the Yukon

1949

As Tim MacNab

The Outlaw

1943

As Dolan (uncredited)

Deadline at Dawn

1946

As Police Captain Bender (uncredited)

Confidentially Connie

1953

As Mr. Daveney (uncredited)

Disaster

1948

As Father Mulvaney (uncredited)

The Band Wagon

1953

As Man on Train (uncredited)

The Looters

1955

As Joe Sr. (unconfirmed)

Pride of the Blue Grass

1954

As Mr. Casey

Wilson

1944

As Chairman of Democratic Committee (uncredited)

Footlight Varieties

1951

As Older Cop

Pardners

1956

As Col. Hart (uncredited)

I Am the Law

1938

As Detective Brophy (uncredited)

The Pride of the Yankees

1942

As Chicago Policeman O'Doul (uncredited)

The Young Guns

1956

As Padgett

Tiny Troubles

1939

As Officer Clancy

All Through the Night

1942

As Cop Outside Warehouse (uncredited)

Show Boat

1951

As Jake Green (uncredited)

The Long, Long Trailer

1954

As Policeman (uncredited)

The McGurk Way

1952

As Dan McGurk Sr.

The Blonde from Singapore

1941

As Capt. Nelson

So You Want to Be a V.P.

1955

As (uncredited)

Gobs and Gals

1952

As Senator Prentice

London Blackout Murders

1943

As Henryk Peterson (uncredited)

Macao

1952

As Ship's Captain (uncredited)

Saboteur

1942

As Henry - Husband in Movie (uncredited)

Syncopation

1942

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