Dan O'Herlihy

Daniel Peter O'Herlihy (May 1, 1919 – February 17, 2005) was an Irish film actor, known for such roles as Brigadier General Warren A. "Blackie" Black in Fail Safe, Marshal Ney in Waterloo, Conal Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, "The Old Man" in RoboCop, and Andrew Packard in Twin Peaks. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1954 film Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

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Actors and Sin (1952)

Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old boy--is the author of a borderline pornographic book.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Hecht
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Eddie Albert  •  Marsha Hunt  •  Alan Reed

Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old boy--is the author of a borderline pornographic book.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Hecht
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Eddie Albert  •  Marsha Hunt  •  Alan Reed

The Whoopee Boys (1986)

Two New York hustlers (Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez) go to Palm Beach, Fla., and enroll in a charm school to please an heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Byrum
CAST:  Michael O'Keefe  •  Paul Rodríguez  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Lucinda Jenney

Two New York hustlers (Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez) go to Palm Beach, Fla., and enroll in a charm school to please an heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Byrum
CAST:  Michael O'Keefe  •  Paul Rodríguez  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Lucinda Jenney

Home Before Dark (1958)

A young woman returns home after being institutionalized in a mental hospital. Director Mervyn LeRoy's 1958 drama stars Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Joanna Barnes, Mabel Albertson, Stephen Dunne, Marjorie Bennett, Kathryn Card, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

A young woman returns home after being institutionalized in a mental hospital. Director Mervyn LeRoy's 1958 drama stars Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Joanna Barnes, Mabel Albertson, Stephen Dunne, Marjorie Bennett, Kathryn Card, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Deadly Game (1977)

A military convoy is transporting something apparently for disposal. They pass by Sheriff Abel Marsh's town and they are passing by property that's owned by Amy Franklin who is the girlfriend of Abel's deputy, Malcolm. Before they know it, everything around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lane Slate
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Mitzi Hoag  •  James Cromwell  •  Claude Earl Jones

A military convoy is transporting something apparently for disposal. They pass by Sheriff Abel Marsh's town and they are passing by property that's owned by Amy Franklin who is the girlfriend of Abel's deputy, Malcolm. Before they know it, everything around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lane Slate
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Mitzi Hoag  •  James Cromwell  •  Claude Earl Jones

Kidnapped (1948)

In Scotland in 1752, seventeen-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Beaudine
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Sue England  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Roland Winters

In Scotland in 1752, seventeen-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Beaudine
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Sue England  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Roland Winters

Artemis '81 (1981)

Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Hywel Bennett  •  Roland Curram  •  Dinah Stabb  •  Sting

Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Hywel Bennett  •  Roland Curram  •  Dinah Stabb  •  Sting

The Iroquois Trail (1950)

An American scout (Montgomery) and his Indian friend help the English troops against the French during the French and Indian War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  George Montgomery  •  Glenn Langan  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Paul Cavanagh

An American scout (Montgomery) and his Indian friend help the English troops against the French during the French and Indian War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  George Montgomery  •  Glenn Langan  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Paul Cavanagh

That Woman Opposite (1957)

In a French coastal town, Det. Dermot Kinross is inspecting the murder of antiques dealer Maurice Lawes, and the evidence points to Lawes's son, Toby -- and especially to Toby's bride-to-be, Eve Atwood. Eve's ex-husband, Ned, had his eyes set on something Lawes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  Phyllis Kirk  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  William Franklyn  •  Jack Watling

In a French coastal town, Det. Dermot Kinross is inspecting the murder of antiques dealer Maurice Lawes, and the evidence points to Lawes's son, Toby -- and especially to Toby's bride-to-be, Eve Atwood. Eve's ex-husband, Ned, had his eyes set on something Lawes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  Phyllis Kirk  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  William Franklyn  •  Jack Watling

Death Ray 2000 (1981)

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DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Robert Logan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Clive Revill  •  Ji-Tu Cumbuka

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DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Robert Logan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Clive Revill  •  Ji-Tu Cumbuka

King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)

Gambler Arnold Rothstein marries an actress, avenges his buddy and meets an underworld fate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph M. Newman
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Dianne Foster  •  Jack Carson  •  Diana Dors

Gambler Arnold Rothstein marries an actress, avenges his buddy and meets an underworld fate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph M. Newman
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Dianne Foster  •  Jack Carson  •  Diana Dors

The Young Land (1959)

An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Patrick Wayne  •  Yvonne Craig  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Dan O'Herlihy

An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Patrick Wayne  •  Yvonne Craig  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Dan O'Herlihy

One Foot in Hell (1960)

Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Don Murray  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Dolores Michaels

Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Don Murray  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Dolores Michaels

The Purple Mask (1955)

France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Colleen Miller  •  Gene Barry  •  Dan O'Herlihy

France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Colleen Miller  •  Gene Barry  •  Dan O'Herlihy

Hungry Hill (1947)

Life becomes a tragedy for the wife (Margaret Lockwood) of an Irish heir (Dennis Price) to a 19th-century family feud and fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  Dennis Price  •  Cecil Parker  •  Dermot Walsh

Life becomes a tragedy for the wife (Margaret Lockwood) of an Irish heir (Dennis Price) to a 19th-century family feud and fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  Dennis Price  •  Cecil Parker  •  Dermot Walsh

At Sword's Point (1952)

France, 1648: Richelieu and Louis XIII are dead, the new king is a minor, and the Duc de Lavalle is in virtually open rebellion, scheming to seize power. As a last resort, Queen Anne summons the heirs of the original Musketeers to her aid...including Claire, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Gladys Cooper  •  June Clayworth

France, 1648: Richelieu and Louis XIII are dead, the new king is a minor, and the Duc de Lavalle is in virtually open rebellion, scheming to seize power. As a last resort, Queen Anne summons the heirs of the original Musketeers to her aid...including Claire, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Gladys Cooper  •  June Clayworth

Bengal Brigade (1954)

Year 1856, British India. Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne is severely punished after disobeying an order. Feeling unworthy of his fiancée Vivian Morrow, the daughter of his superior officer, Claybourne leaves the army until he could regain his reputation. When the Rajah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Ursula Thiess  •  Torin Thatcher

Year 1856, British India. Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne is severely punished after disobeying an order. Feeling unworthy of his fiancée Vivian Morrow, the daughter of his superior officer, Claybourne leaves the army until he could regain his reputation. When the Rajah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Ursula Thiess  •  Torin Thatcher

Good Against Evil (1977)

Dack Rambo and Elyssa Davalos star as sweethearts Andy Stuart and Jessica Gordon. The course of true love is messed up when Satan claims Jessica as his own personal property. Desperately, Andy turns to a pair of priests, Fathers Kemschler and Wheatley, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Kim Cattrall  •  Dack Rambo  •  Elyssa Davalos  •  John Harkins

Dack Rambo and Elyssa Davalos star as sweethearts Andy Stuart and Jessica Gordon. The course of true love is messed up when Satan claims Jessica as his own personal property. Desperately, Andy turns to a pair of priests, Fathers Kemschler and Wheatley, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Kim Cattrall  •  Dack Rambo  •  Elyssa Davalos  •  John Harkins

A Waltz Through the Hills (1988)

When Sammy Dean and her older brother Andy are suddenly orphaned, they fear that they will be separated and placed in foster homes. So they set off along on foot, hoping to reach a ship that will take them to England and their only surviving relatives. The two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Arnold
CAST:  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Ernie Dingo  •  Andre Jansen  •  Tina Kemp

When Sammy Dean and her older brother Andy are suddenly orphaned, they fear that they will be separated and placed in foster homes. So they set off along on foot, hoping to reach a ship that will take them to England and their only surviving relatives. The two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Arnold
CAST:  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Ernie Dingo  •  Andre Jansen  •  Tina Kemp

Sword of Venus (1953)

An enemy of the Count of Monte Cristo frames his son for a murder in order to exact revenge and steal the family fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Daniels
CAST:  Robert Clarke  •  Catherine McLeod  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  William Schallert

An enemy of the Count of Monte Cristo frames his son for a murder in order to exact revenge and steal the family fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Daniels
CAST:  Robert Clarke  •  Catherine McLeod  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  William Schallert

The Quest: The Longest Drive (1976)

The two Beaudine brothers refuse rancher Hatcher's offer to go on his cattle drive but change their minds when he is shot. So they head out with six other riders, a cook and a recuperating owner heading 1500 cows towards Colorado 1000 miles away. Along the way they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard McEveety
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Tim Matheson  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Keenan Wynn

The two Beaudine brothers refuse rancher Hatcher's offer to go on his cattle drive but change their minds when he is shot. So they head out with six other riders, a cook and a recuperating owner heading 1500 cows towards Colorado 1000 miles away. Along the way they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard McEveety
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Tim Matheson  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Keenan Wynn
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