Emory Parnell

Emory Parnell

  • Born on
    • December 29th, 1892
  • Died on
    • June 22nd, 1979
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.

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Acting (64 Credits)

1971The Andromeda Strain
1959Alias Jesse James as Angel's Rest Sheriff (uncredited)
1958Man of the West as Henry
1955Artists and Models as Mr. Kelly
1954Sabrina as Charles
1953Call Me Madam as Sen. Charlie Gallagher
1952Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair as Billy Reed
1952Lost in Alaska as Sherman
1952Dreamboat as Crazy Sam
1952Rancho Notorious as Second Sheriff
1952Has Anybody Seen My Gal as Policeman (uncredited)
1951Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm as Billy Reed
1951Two of a Kind as First Deputy (uncredited)
1950To Please a Lady as Mr. Wendall
1950Key to the City as Council Chairman
1949Ma and Pa Kettle as Bill Reed
1949A Woman's Secret as Police Lieutenant at Desk
1949The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend as Mr. Hingleman
1948Blonde Ice as Police Capt. Bill Murdock
1948Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Mr. PeDelford
1948Summer Holiday as Dannville Beach Club Bartender (uncredited)
1948Words and Music as Mr. Feiner
1948You Gotta Stay Happy as Bank Watchman
1947The Guilt of Janet Ames
1946Deadline at Dawn as Captain Bender
1946Badman's Territory as Bitter Creek (uncredited)
1945Two O'Clock Courage as Insp. Bill Brenner
1944The Falcon in Hollywood as Inspector McBride
1944The Falcon in Mexico as James 'Lucky Diamond' Hughes [Script name: Winthrop Hughes]
1944Address Unknown as Postman
1944Casanova Brown as Frank, the Bell Captain
1944Tall in the Saddle as Sheriff Jackson
1944Once Upon a Time as Policeman
1944Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Train Conductor (uncredited)
1943The Miracle of Morgan's Creek as Mr. Tuerck
1943Government Girl as The Chief (uncredited)
1943Mr. Lucky as Dock Watchman (uncredited)
1943The Hard Way as Policeman at Hospital (Uncredited)
1943Slightly Dangerous as Policeman at newspaper office (uncredited)
1943Du Barry Was a Lady as Gatekeeper
1943Mission to Moscow as Uncaring Businessman (uncredited)
1942They All Kissed the Bride as Mahoney
1942Arabian Nights as Harem Sentry
1942Larceny, Inc as O'Casey
1942I Married a Witch as Allen - Hotel Owner (uncredited)
1942The Major and the Minor as Conductor #2 (uncredited)
1942Gentleman Jim as Dennis Simmons (uncredited)
1941All the World's a Stooge as Ajax Bullion
1941The Monster and the Girl as Policeman in Alley
1941The Maltese Falcon as Ship's Mate (uncredited)
1941Blossoms in the Dust as Senator
1940Foreign Correspondent as 'Mohican' Captain
1940Stranger on the Third Floor as Grilling Detective in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
1940The Great McGinty as Policeman at Soup Kitchen (uncredited)
1940Young Tom Edison as Bob
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Minor Role (uncredited)
1940North West Mounted Police as George Higgins
1939At the Circus as Ringmaster (uncredited)
1939Idiot's Delight as Fifth Avenue Mounted Cop
1939Invisible Stripes as Policeman Outside Bank (uncredited)
1939The Roaring Twenties as Gangster (uncredited)
1939Union Pacific as Foreman (uncredited)
1938Blondie as Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
1938The Mad Miss Manton as Doorman (uncredited)

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