Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer

  • Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% River of No Return (1954)
  • Birthday: Feb 10, 1910
  • Birthplace: Princeton, Illinois, USA
  • From 1939 until his death in 1960, gangly, balding Douglas Spencer could be spotted in unbilled film roles as doctors and reporters. By the early '50s, Spencer had graduated to supporting parts, often in films with a science fiction or fantasy theme. One of his lengthier assignments was Simms, the seance-busting reporter in Houdini (1953). Douglas Spencer's best-ever film role was bespectacled reporter Ned "Scotty" Scott in the 1951 sci-fi classic The Thing, wherein he closed the film with the immortal cautionary words "Keep watching the skies!"

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade Dr. Bikel 1961
76% The Diary of Anne Frank Kraler 1959
No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Marshal Fred Woodruff 1958
No Score Yet Saddle the Wind Hamp Scribner 1958
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife Judge 1957
93% The Three Faces of Eve Mr. Black 1957
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Conductor 1957
No Score Yet Man from Del Rio Jack Tillman 1956
No Score Yet Pardners Smith 1956
No Score Yet A Man Alone Henry Slocum 1955
No Score Yet The Kentuckian Fromes Brother 1955
73% This Island Earth Monitor 1955
No Score Yet Smoke Signal Garode 1955
100% Them! Reporter 1954
57% River of No Return Sam Benson 1954
No Score Yet The Raid Rev. Lucas 1954
85% Houdini Sims 1953
97% Shane Shipstead 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Procurator 1953
No Score Yet The Glass Wall Inspector Bailey 1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway Lew Ludlow 1953
88% Monkey Business Dr. Brunner 1952
No Score Yet Come Fill the Cup Ike Bashaw 1951
76% A Place in the Sun Boatkeeper 1951
No Score Yet Warpath Kelso 1951
89% The Thing from Another World Ned 'Scotty' Scott 1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Thin Santa Claus 1951
93% Father of the Bride Organist 1950
No Score Yet Union Station Stationmaster 1950
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Reporter 1949
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Interior decorator 1949
No Score Yet Follow Me Quietly Phony Judge 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Henry Cuthbert 1949
83% It Happens Every Spring Conductor 1949
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance The False Physician 1949
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Dr. Ramsdell 1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Townsman 1948
100% The Big Clock Bert Finch 1948
No Score Yet Smoky Gambler 1946
100% The Lost Weekend Beetle 1945
97% Double Indemnity Lou Schwartz 1944
No Score Yet Allegheny Uprising Prisoner in Irons 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Martian No. 1
  • 1989
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Alonzo
  • 1960

QUOTES FROM Douglas Spencer CHARACTERS

Ned "Scotty" Scott
Holy cats!
Capt. Patrick Hendry
[after a quick encounter with the Thing] Did you get your picture?
Ned "Scotty" Scott
No, you were in the way and the door wasn't open long enough.
Capt. Patrick Hendry
You want us to open it again?
Ned "Scotty" Scott
NO!
Ned "Scotty" Scott
[referring to McPherson's gun] You sure you know how to use that thing?
Lt. MacPherson (Erickson)
I saw Gary Cooper in "Sergeant York." [pretending to lick his thumb and rub it on the gunsight, like Cooper in "Sergeant York"]
Lt. MacPherson (Erickson)
I saw Gary Cooper in 'Sergeant York.' [pretending to lick his thumb and rub it on the gunsight, like Cooper in 'Sergeant York']
Ned "Scotty" Scott
An intellectual carrot. The mind boggles.
Ned "Scotty" Scott
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking! Keep watching the skies!