Frank Albertson

Highest Rated: 100% Nightfall (1957)
Lowest Rated: 64% Room Service (1938)
Birthday: Feb 2, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
Some actors can convey wide-eyed confusion, others are adept at business-like pomposity; Frank Albertson was a master of both acting styles, albeit at the extreme ends of his film career. Entering movies as a prop boy in 1922, Albertson played bit roles in several late silents, moving up the ladder to lead player with the 1929 John Ford talkie Salute. The boyish, open-faced Albertson was prominently cast in a number of Fox productions in the early 1930s, notably A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1931) and Just Imagine (1931). By the mid-1930s he had settled into such supporting roles as Katharine Hepburn's insensitive brother in Alice Adams (1935) and the green-as-grass playwright who falls into the clutches of the Marx Brothers in Room Service (1938). His best showing in the 1940s was as the wealthy hometown lad who loses Donna Reed to Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946). By the 1950s, a graying, mustachioed Albertson was playing aging corporate types. Frank Albertson's more memorable roles in the twilight of his career included the obnoxious millionaire whose bank deposit is pilfered by Janet Leigh in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and his uncredited turn as the flustered mayor of Sweetapple in Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Johnny Cool Bill 1963
89% Bye Bye Birdie Mayor 1963
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Twist Herb Walcott 1962
97% Psycho Millionaire 1960
91% The Last Hurrah Jack Mangan 1958
80% The Enemy Below CPO Crain 1957
100% Nightfall Dr. Edward Gurston 1957
No Score Yet Killer Dill William T. Allen 1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters Max Herman 1947
93% It's a Wonderful Life Sam Wainwright 1946
No Score Yet They Made Me a Killer Patrolman Al Wilson 1946
No Score Yet Rosie the Riveter Charlie Doran 1944
83% Wake Island Johnny Rudd 1942
No Score Yet Junior G-Men of the Air Jerry Markham 1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids Actor 1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters Larry Doyle 1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase Davis Jr. 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster Mark Adams 1941
No Score Yet City Limits Actor 1941
No Score Yet Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Sanders 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Christian Meets the Women Bill Ferris 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Emmett Dalton 1940
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Freddie Miller 1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Benny Collins 1938
64% Room Service Leo Davis 1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Tom Hamilton 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss Steve Evans 1938
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold Weeks 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Young Soldier 1936
100% Fury Charlie 1936
No Score Yet Kind Lady Peter 1935
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Arthur Miller 1935
93% Alice Adams Walter Adams 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Ronny Hillyer aka Bill 1935
No Score Yet Bachelor of Arts Pete Illings 1935
No Score Yet Personal Maid's Secret Her Brother 1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas Jimmy Brown 1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame John Fitzgerald 1935
No Score Yet The Last Gentleman Allan 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Mystery Actor 1934
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart Sam Archer 1933
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession Jim Thompson 1933
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble Bob Graham 1933
No Score Yet Rainbow over Broadway Don Hayes 1933
No Score Yet Air Mail Tommy Bogan 1932
No Score Yet Huddle Larry 1932
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Actor 1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home David Clark 1931
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands Barry Greene 1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl Johnny Saunders 1931
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee Clarence 1931
No Score Yet Just Imagine RT-42 1930
No Score Yet So This Is London Junior Draper 1930
No Score Yet Born Reckless Frank Sheldon 1930
No Score Yet Men Without Women Price 1930
No Score Yet Son of the Gods Kicker 1930
No Score Yet Salute Albert 1929
No Score Yet Words and Music Skeet Mulroy 1929

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Col. Blake Watson
  • 1964
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Walker
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Harvey Storey
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
George Kirby Regis
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mr. Gannon
  • 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Mr. Wickett
  • 1958

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