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Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

Frank S. Nugent was an American screenwriter known for his collaborations with director John Ford. For a writer with only 21 feature films credited to his name, his influence is surprisingly ubiquitous and far-reaching. During his lifetime Nugent won two WGA Awards for Best Written Comedy for The Quiet Man (1952) and Mister Roberts (1955) ... See full bio »

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

Known For

The Quiet Man Writer
(1952)
(1955)
The Searchers Writer
(1956)
Fort Apache Writer
(1948)

Filmography

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 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill (screenplay - 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)
 1953 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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Frank Nugent
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He was a film critic with the New York Time, which eventually led to his screen-writing. He is mostly known for his westerns with John Ford. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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