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Don McGuire

Highest Rated:   97% Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Lowest Rated:   60% Humoresque (1946)
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Former press agent Don McGuire turned to acting in 1945. McGuire's pencil-thin mustache and patronizing persona made him a useful screen antagonist to such stars as Red Skelton (The Fuller Brush Man) and Frank Sinatra (Double Dynamite). His friendship with Sinatra lead to his first screenwriting assignment, Meet Danny Wilson (1951). He was also a pal of comedian Jerry Lewis, collaborating on Jerry's "all star" home movies in the 1950s. After scripting several topnotch 1950s films--including a handful of Martin and Lewis efforts--he landed his first directorial job, the 1956 Frank Sinatra western Johnny Concho. He then directed Jerry Lewis' first solo effort, The Delicate Delinquent (1957). His third and last theatrical-feature directorial gig was 1957's Hear Me Good, a Runyonesque comedy starring TV game show host Hal March. In partnership with comedian Jackie Cooper, McGuire wrote, produced and directed Cooper's TV sitcom Hennessey. After splitting with Cooper, McGuire turned to writing novels. In 1982, Don McGuire shared an Academy Award - posthumously - with the eminent Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal - for his first draft of the Dustin Hoffman comedy blockbuster Tootsie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger
  • Settler
1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent
  • Policeman
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1957
82% Fear Strikes Out
  • Attendant
1957
71% Artists and Models
  • Screenwriter
1955
97% Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown)
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)
  • R.B. Pulsifer Jr.
1951
No Score Yet Three Guys Named Mike
  • MacWade Parker
1951
No Score Yet Armored Car Robbery
  • Det. Danny Ryan
1950
No Score Yet The Threat
  • Joe Turner
1949
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Bus Guide
1949
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man
  • Keenan Wallick
1948
86% Possessed
  • Dr. Craig
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Truck Driver
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Johnny O'Connor
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Terry O'Rourke
1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women
  • Slade
1947
60% Humoresque
  • Eddie
1946
No Score Yet Shadow of a Woman
  • Johnnie, MacKellar's Photographer
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Cowboy
1945
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines
  • Irish
1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • A.V.G. Groundman
1945
No Score Yet Sideshow
  • Actor

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