Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher - Rotten Tomatoes

Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Highest Rated:   100% Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
Lowest Rated:   40% Idiot's Delight (1939)
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Eternally grinning comic actor Richard Gallegher became a vaudevillian in the early part of the 20th century after briefly entertaining plans for a law career. His professional nickname "Skeets" was short for "Mosquito," a childhood name bestowed upon Gallegher because of his habit of darting around at top speed. Gallegher made his first film in 1923, but did not appear before the cameras on a regular basis until signed by Paramount in 1927. On both sides of the talkie revolution, Gallegher appeared in support of such leading lights as W.C. Fields (The Potters), Jack Oakie (Fast Company) and Joe E. Brown (Polo Joe); once in a while (though not often enough) he played the leading role. Along with virtually the entire Paramount stable, Gallegher played a guest cameo in 1933's Alice in Wonderland (that's his voice as the White Rabbit, though it's not quite clear who's in the costume). After 1937, Skeets Gallegher spent less of his time in films, preferring live audiences to sullen camera crews; he made one final screen appearance in 1952's Three for Bedroom C before illness forced him to retire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Three for Bedroom C
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Zis Boom Bah
  • Professor Warren
1942
40% Idiot's Delight
  • Donald Navadel
1939
No Score Yet Danger on the Air
  • Fish
1938
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed
  • Chet
1937
No Score Yet Hats Off
  • Buzz Morton
1936
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking
  • Perry Barnes
1936
No Score Yet The Perfect Clue
  • Ronnie Van Zandt
1935
No Score Yet Riptide
  • Erskine
1934
No Score Yet The Meanest Gal in Town
  • Jack Hayden
1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Wally Richards
1934
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait
  • Van Dusen
1934
No Score Yet In the Money
  • Actor
1934
67% Alice in Wonderland
  • White Rabbit
1933
No Score Yet The Conquerors
  • Benson
1932
53% Bird of Paradise
  • Chester
1932
100% Merrily We Go to Hell
  • Buck
1932
No Score Yet The Trial Of Vivienne Ware
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Possessed
  • Wally Stuart
1931
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil
  • Biney Hatfield
1931
No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise
  • Ambrose Peale
1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Guest Star
1930
No Score Yet Pointed Heels
  • Dash Nixon
1929
100% The Racket
  • Miller
1928

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