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Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

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Following his journalistic beginnings, Nugent worked under contract as a script doctor for 20th Century Fox. After leaving Fox, he became a free-lance journalist and columnist for magazines like Colliers, Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping. In addition to his subsequent work for John Ford (of whom he had been an ardent admirer from his ... See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill (as Frank Nugent)
 1962-1963 Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unaired Pilot: This Rugged Land (1963) ... (writer)
- The Day the Empire Stood Still (1962) ... (writer)
 1963 Donovan's Reef (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1961 Two Rode Together (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1959 North West Frontier (adapted from a screenplay by - as Frank Nugent)
 1958 The Last Hurrah (screen play - as Frank Nugent)
 1958 Gunman's Walk (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1957 The Rising of the Moon (screenplay)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Still Trumpet (1957) ... (story)
 1956 The Searchers (screenplay)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Rookie of the Year (1955) ... (written by - as Frank Nugent)
 1955 The Tall Men (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1955 Mister Roberts (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1954 Trouble in the Glen (screenplay)
 1954 They Rode West (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1953 Paratrooper (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1952 Angel Face (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1952 The Quiet Man (screenplay)
 1950 Two Flags West (story)
 1950 Wagon Master (written by - as Frank Nugent)
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1949 Tulsa (screenplay - as Frank Nugent)
 1948 3 Godfathers (screenplay)
 1948 Fort Apache (screenplay)

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[on reviewing 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)] It is all so well-intentioned, so genial and so gay that any reviewer who would look down his nose at the fun-making should be spanked and sent off, supperless, to bed. See more »

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Following his journalistic beginnings, Nugent worked under contract as a script doctor for 20th Century Fox. After leaving Fox, he became a free-lance journalist and columnist for magazines like Colliers, Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping. In addition to his subsequent work for John Ford (of whom he had been an ardent admirer from his time as a key reviewer for The New York Times), he ... See more »

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