He acted in James Thurber and Elliott Nugent's play, "The Male Animal," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
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Mr. Conrad Nagel
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I was never a big star, so I never had a role like Moses or D'Artagnan. But being assigned to 31 pictures in 24 months, I had an opportunity to play every type of part. The variety, though, didn't keep me from becoming a drug on the market. My wife would say, "Well, let's go out and see a movie tonight." We'd get in the car and discover that I'm playing at the Paramount Theater. And I'm playing ...
During 1928 Nagel, whose career was waning, became invaluable to MGM and Warner Bros. by assisting them on passing judgment on their contract players regarding the suitability of their voices for the movie microphone. His salary was raised to $2500 a week and he was loaned out to other studios for a sum of $30,000 for his services in aiding the transition to "talkies.".