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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 (screen play by - 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 (screen play by - 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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[reviewing 'Show Boat' (1936)]: Universal's excellent screen transcription, preserving the Jerome Kern score and accepting Oscar Hammerstein's book and lyrics, is the pleasantest kind of proof that it was not merely one of the best musical shows of the century but that it contained the gossamer stuff for one of the finest musical films we have seen. See more »

Trivia:

Following his journalistic beginnings, he worked under contract as a script doctor for 20th Century Fox. After leaving Fox, he became a freelance 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"), ... See more »

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