Frank Sully

Frank Sully

Highest Rated: 100% Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Lowest Rated: 67% With a Song in My Heart (1952)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1908

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Character actor Frank Sully proved wildly prolific; in a screen career that lasted nearly 35 years, he appeared in more than 270 film and television productions. Sully made his screen debut in 1934, when he scored extra work in the musical murder mystery "Murder at the Vanities." Never one to turn down a small role, Sully appeared in slews of Hollywood productions in minor roles, for many of which he did not receive screen credit. Happily, due to the rise in interest in Hollywood's Golden Age, scholars and historians have searched archives, awarding credits retroactively where they are due. While the 1930s were full of these long-lost bit parts, the 1940s brought Sully noteworthy roles and screen time. In 1940 alone, he appeared in 15 different films. Of these, the Missouri native may be best remembered as Noah, one of the long-suffering Joads in John Ford's Oscar-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck's dustbowl drama "The Grapes of Wrath," which starred Henry Fonda. Sully would go on to work with a number of big stars, including Lucille Ball in the romantic-comedy "A Girl, A Guy, and a Gob," Rosalind Russell in the screwball comedy "My Sister Eileen," Gary Cooper in the romance-fueled Western "Along Came Jones," and Janet Leigh in the musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie." Sully retired after scoring one last (formerly) uncredited role in the Oscar-winning musical biopic "Funny Girl." He died in 1975, leaving behind a long history of supporting turns.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 66% Bye Bye Birdie Maude's bartender (uncredited) (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 18% The Spoilers Miner (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 27% You Can't Run Away From It Red (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 45% Silver Lode Paul Herbert (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Rogue River Pvt. Kohler (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pardon My Backfire Escaped Convict (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Sammy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Stage to Galveston Policeman Kelly (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Cousin Luke (Character) - 1952
67% 62% With a Song in My Heart Vociferous Texan G.I. (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 55% Man in the Saddle Lee Repp (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch Looie (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Misbehaves Taxi Driver (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Depths `Speed' Brogan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 49% Along Came Jones Avery de Longpre (Character) - 1945
100% 84% Two Girls and a Sailor Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Command Shawn (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost That Walks Alone Beppo (Character) - 1944
94% 82% The More the Merrier Drunk (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Alex Grybinski (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power of the Press Mack Gibson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes Detective Joe Henderson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 56% Thousands Cheer Alan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Dangerous Night Hertzog (Character) - 1943
100% 70% All Through the Night Spence (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Law Jim Burke (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laugh Your Blues Away Buck (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 33% A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Salty (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 55% The Doctor Takes a Wife Louie Slapcovitch (Character) - 1940
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Actor (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 67% Young People Jeb (Character) - 1940
100% 88% The Grapes of Wrath Noah (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 57% Rhythm Romance Sailor Burke (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks for Everything Lem Slininger (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 27% Live, Love and Learn Marine (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Bar Patron (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Man (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Charlie (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Pat Turner (Character) 1955
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Delivery Man (Guest Star) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captured Photographer (Character) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1950

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