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Douglas Spencer

Highest Rated:   100% Them! (1954)
Lowest Rated:   62% River of No Return (1954)
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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 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
71% This Island Earth
  • Monitor
1955
100% Them!
  • Reporter
1954
62% River of No Return
  • Sam Benson
1954
No Score Yet The Raid
  • Rev. Lucas
1954
83% 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
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Boatkeeper
1951
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Kelso
1951
88% 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
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Conductor
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
96% Double Indemnity
  • Lou Schwartz
1944
No Score Yet Allegheny Uprising
  • Prisoner in Irons
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Martian No. 1

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