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Burt Mustin

Highest Rated:   100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Lowest Rated:   11% Raintree County (1957)
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Life literally began at 60 for American actor Burt Mustin, who didn't enter show business until that age and didn't make his film debut until Detective Story (1951), at which time he was 68. After a decade of uncredited movie roles as hillbilly patriarchs and Town's Oldest Citizens, Mustin began getting name recognition for numerous TV appearances in the late '50s and early '60s. The actor was a particular favorite of producer/actor Jack Webb, who cast Mustin several times on Dragnet; in one episode Burt was an octogenarian burglar, and in another was a retired detective who solved a murder case - and chewed out a young cop for not knowing the proper way to take fingerprints! Situation comedy producers made good use of Burt Mustin as well, and he was featured in innumerable cameos on such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Get Smart and The Jack Benny Program, usually stealing most of the laughs from the stars. Mustin had regular TV roles as eccentric neighbor Finley on Date with the Angels, Gus the Fireman on Leave It to Beaver, barber shop patron Jud Crowley on The Andy Griffith Show, the amorous senior-citizen husband of Queenie Smith on The Funny Side, and nursing-home refugee Justin Quigley on All in the Family. Mustin got the biggest press coverage of his career when, in character as Arthur Lanson, he married Mother Dexter - played by 82-year-old Judith Lowry - on the December 13, 1976 episode of Phyllis. It was a hilarious and, in retrospect, poignant moment in TV history: Judith Lowry had died a few days before the program was aired, and Burt Mustin, who was too ill to watch the show, passed away six weeks later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Baker's Hawk
  • General
1987
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World
  • Regent Appleby
1975
29% Mame
  • Uncle Jeff
1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street
  • Roy
1973
No Score Yet Skin Game
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Hail, Hero!
  • Old Man #2
1969
No Score Yet The Witchmaker
  • Boatman
1969
No Score Yet Speedway
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • Townsman (uncredited)
1967
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut
  • Ned
1967
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • Mr. Deligondo
1966
85% The Cincinnati Kid
  • Old Man
1965
100% Cat Ballou
  • Accuser
1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl
  • Harvey
1964
77% The Killers
  • Elderly Man
1964
17% What a Way to Go!
  • Crawleyville Lawyer
1964
No Score Yet The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
  • Bailiff
1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • Court Clerk
1963
86% The Thrill of It All
  • Butler
1963
86% Son of Flubber
  • 1st Bailiff
1963
100% Home from the Hill
  • Gas Station Attendant
1960
100% The Big Country
  • Actor
1958
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
  • Milton Evans
1958
11% Raintree County
  • Granpa Peters
1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Old Man
1956
No Score Yet Storm Center
  • Carl
1956
83% The Desperate Hours
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Spectator
1954
100% Executive Suite
  • Sam Teal
1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • Amos
1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana
  • Dan
1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter
  • Turnkey (uncredited)
1953
No Score Yet Vicki
  • Bellboy
1953
No Score Yet One Girl's Confession
  • Gardener
1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets
  • Swith
1953
No Score Yet The Silver Whip
  • Uncle Ben
1953
100% The Lusty Men
  • Jeremiah
1952
No Score Yet Talk About a Stranger
  • Mr. McEley
1952
No Score Yet The Sellout
  • Elk M. Ludens
1952
67% Detective Story
  • Janitor
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • MacDonald
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Burt Carlson
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1959

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