Sep 24, 2020
Frequently cast as characters from the Emerald Isle, Pat O'Brien was known as "Hollywood's Irishman in residence." Best known as the street tough turned priest in Angels with Dirty Faces and as Knute Rockne with his famous "Gipper" speech, O'Brien made two visits to Suspense where he played a pair of cops. First, he tells the story of a cataleptic's date with the embalmer's knife in "Dead Ernest" (originally aired on CBS on March 24, 1949). Then, O'Brien is on the hunt for a hit and run killer, but the case may bring him right to his own home in "True Report" (originally aired on CBS on August 31, 1950).