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Frank Ferguson



Busy character actor Frank Ferguson was able to parlay his pinched facial features, his fussy little moustache, and his bellows-like voice for a vast array of characterizations. Ferguson was equally effective as a hen-pecked husband, stern military leader, irascible neighbor, merciless employer, crooked sheriff, and barbershop hanger-on. He made his inaugural film appearance in Father is a Prince (1940) and was last seen on the big screen in The Great Sioux Massacre (1965). Ferguson proved himself an above-average actor by successfully pulling off the treacly scene in The Babe Ruth Story (1948) in which Babe (William Bendix) says "Hi, kid" to Ferguson's crippled son--whereupon the boy suddenly stands up and walks! Among Franklin Ferguson's hundreds of TV appearances were regular stints on the children's series My Friend Flicka (1956) and the nighttime soap opera Peyton Place (1964-68).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Justice of Peace
1998
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre
  • Gen. Terry
1965
No Score Yet Those Calloways
  • Doctor
1965
81% Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
  • Editor
1964
No Score Yet The Quick Gun
  • Dan Evans
1964
63% Pocketful of Miracles
  • Editor
1961
100% Sunrise at Campobello
  • Dr. Bennett
1960
No Score Yet The Big Night
  • Dave
1960
100% Man of the West
  • Marshal
1958
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest
  • Harry Butler
1958
No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter
  • Sheriff Ralph Wittrock
1958
No Score Yet Terror in a Texas Town
  • Holmes
1958
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff
  • D.A. Holloway
1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night
  • Mr. Shea
1957
No Score Yet Gun Duel in Durango
  • Sheriff Howard
1957
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!)
  • Henderson
1955
No Score Yet A Lawless Street
  • Abe Deland
1955
No Score Yet Trial
  • Kiley
1955
No Score Yet Drum Beat
  • Mr. Dyar
1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential
  • Dr. Ludlow
1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry
  • Mr. Hector Walker
1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men
  • Mahoney
1955
75% Moonfleet
  • Coachman
1955
No Score Yet The McConnell Story
  • Mechanic
1955
86% Young at Heart
  • Bartell
1954
96% A Star Is Born
  • Judge
1954
97% Johnny Guitar
  • Marshal Williams
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Chad Polsen
1954
No Score Yet Wicked Woman
  • Mr. Porter
1953
No Score Yet So Big
  • Draftsman
1953
No Score Yet Big Leaguer
  • Wally Mitchell
1953
94% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
  • Dr. Morton
1953
95% House of Wax
  • Medical Examiner
1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way
  • Mike Edwards
1953
86% The Blue Gardenia
  • Drunkard
1953
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway
  • Mr. Cope in Fantasy Sequence
1953
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Mr. Wells (scenes deleted)
1952
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mermaid
  • Prosecutor
1952
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees
  • John Letherby
1952
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
  • Mr. Norton
1952
100% Rancho Notorious
  • Preacher
1952
100% Bend of the River
  • Don Grundy
1952
67% The Marrying Kind
  • Mr. Quinn
1952
No Score Yet Room for One More
  • Steve
1952
No Score Yet The Winning Team
  • Sam Arrants
1952
100% On Dangerous Ground
  • Willows
1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
  • Sam, the Jailer
1952
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Marshal
1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe
  • Marshal Bat Masterson
1951
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker
  • Conventioneer
1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara
  • Al
1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie
  • Eldridge Haskell
1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story
  • Commandant
1950
No Score Yet Right Cross
  • Dr. George Lamond
1950
No Score Yet The Furies
  • Dr. Grieve
1950
No Score Yet The Lawless
  • Carl Green
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark
  • Sharkey
1949
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy
  • Ellison Hatfield
1949
No Score Yet Follow Me Quietly
  • McGill
1949
60% The Barkleys of Broadway
  • Mr. Perkins
1949
No Score Yet Dynamite
  • Hard Rock Mason
1949
100% Caught
  • Dr. Hoffman
1949
No Score Yet Slightly French
  • Marty Freeman
1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649
  • Consul Reither
1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Findlay
1948
No Score Yet Rachel and the Stranger
  • Mr. Green
1948
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Carl Bemish
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Tom Ransome
1948
100% They Live by Night
  • Bum
1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne
  • Colpeck
1948
88% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • McDougal
1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells
  • Dolan the Director
1948
100% Fort Apache
  • Reporter
1948
No Score Yet The Hunted
  • Harrison
1948
100% T-Men
  • Secret Service Man
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • J.R. O'Connell
1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Theater Owner
1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger
  • Mr. Crane
1947
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Mattemack
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Army doctor
1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me
  • Cahill
1947
No Score Yet California
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky
  • Statistician
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Tina's father
1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage
  • Gentleman
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • Research Man
1946
No Score Yet The Dolly Sisters
  • Reporter
1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance
  • Hotel Clerk
1945
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Tully
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • American Newsman
1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town
  • Bram Hart
1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • Alden Brown
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Albert Baker
1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal
  • Man
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Snaith Cutler's Co-Counsel
1942
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Stationer
1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears
  • Prof. McAuley
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Grant's Secretary
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Calder
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Krueger

Quotes from Frank Ferguson's Characters