Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan

Highest Rated: 100% The Mortal Storm (1940)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Jun 1, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

Years before he played The Wizard (and four other roles) in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Frank Morgan had a long career in silent film and was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Affairs of Cellini (1934). Although adept at flustered and bewildered comic roles, Morgan was also an excellent dramatic actor; he was an ever-present figure in many of MGM's classiest films of the period. Highlights of his career include: Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1931), When Ladies Meet (1933), Bombshell (1933), Cat and the Fiddle (1934), The Good Fairy (1935), Naughty Marietta (1935), Dimples (1936), The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), Saratoga (1937), Rosalie (1937), Boom Town (1940), Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), and The Three Musketeers (1948). He was especially effective in The Shop Around the Corner (1940), The Mortal Storm (1940), The Human Comedy (1943) and Summer Holiday (1948), the musical remake of Thornton Wilder's Ah, Wilderness. Morgan died while filming Annie Get Your Gun, in which he would have played Buffalo Bill. The most famous anecdote about Morgan is that while rehearsing for The Wizard of Oz, he went looking for a coat to help him feel like Prof. Marvel; the one he found in a second-hand shop turned out to have originally belonged to Wizard author L. Frank Baum.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Key to the City Fire Chief Duggan 1950
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Aristide Pitard 1949
86% The Stratton Story Barney Wile 1949
14% Any Number Can Play Jim Kurstyn 1949
78% The Three Musketeers King Louis XIII 1948
71% Summer Holiday Uncle Sid 1948
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street Dr. Edmund Ozanne 1947
No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Sam Griggs 1946
No Score Yet Lady Luck William Audrey 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Harry MacBain 1946
80% Yolanda and the Thief Victor Budlow Trout 1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Mr. Ferris 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Hiram Porter Dunn 1944
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Himself 1943
80% The Human Comedy Willie Grogan 1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town John Josephus Grant 1943
No Score Yet White Cargo Doctor 1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat The Pirate 1942
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Judge Cotton 1941
No Score Yet Keeping Company Harry C. Thomas 1940
No Score Yet Hullabaloo Actor 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Bob Casey 1940
100% The Shop Around the Corner Hugo Matuschek 1940
No Score Yet Boom Town Luther Aldrich 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Prof. Victor Roth 1940
No Score Yet Balalaika Ivan Danchenoff 1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade Cornelius Collier, Jr. 1939
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Brian McCoy 1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Actor 1938
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Panisse 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Felix Lehman 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Ingraham Steward 1937
No Score Yet Saratoga Jesse Kiffmeyer 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Col. Baron Suroff 1937
No Score Yet The Last Of Mrs.Cheyney Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie King 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Lord Francis Kelton 1937
No Score Yet Dimples Professor Eustace Appleby 1936
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim James Crocker, Sr. / Count Olav Osric 1936
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate Mayor Don Emilio Perena 1936
62% The Great Ziegfeld Billings 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Col. Geraldine 1936
No Score Yet Lazybones Actor 1935
86% The Good Fairy Konrad 1935
No Score Yet Enchanted April Mellersh Wilkins 1935
56% Naughty Marietta Gov. Gaspar d'Annard 1935
No Score Yet Little Men Actor 1935
40% I Live My Life G.P. Bentley 1935
No Score Yet A Lost Lady Daniel 1934
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini Alessandro - Duke of Florence 1934
No Score Yet The Mighty Barnum Joe 1934
No Score Yet The Cat and the Fiddle Daudet 1934
No Score Yet Sisters Under the Skin John Hunter Yates 1934
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Pops Burns 1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) Rogers Woodruff 1933
No Score Yet The Nuisance Dr. Prescott 1933
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror Walter Bernsdorf 1933
88% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Mayor John Hastings 1933
No Score Yet Broadway to Hollywood Ted Hackett 1933
No Score Yet The Half-Naked Truth Farrell 1932
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Bronson Lenox 1930
No Score Yet Laughter C. Mortimer Gibson 1930
No Score Yet Manhandled Arno Riccardi 1924
No Score Yet Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman Actor 1917

QUOTES FROM Frank Morgan CHARACTERS

The Wizard of Oz says: You billowing bale of bovine fodder!

The Wizard of Oz says: Cantankerous

The Wizard of Oz says: Cantankerous.

Dorothy Gale says: in the Wizard's Throne Room with the three others, having returned from the Witch's castle] Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!

Dorothy Gale says: Please sir, we've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!

The Wizard of Oz says: Oh, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!

Dorothy Gale says: Oh, Thank you so much! We've been gone such a long time and we feel so messy... What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!

Dorothy Gale says: Oh, Thank you so much! We've been gone such a long time and we feel so messy. What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!

The Wizard of Oz says: And never will again, I fancy. There's only one of him and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color, you've heard tell about.

Dorothy Gale says: Weren't you frightened?

The Wizard of Oz says: Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified

The Wizard of Oz says: Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe. I was petrified

Lehman says: [apprehensively] Heil H....

Professor Victor Roth says: Good Afternoon, Lehman.

Lehman says: Good afternoon. Th, there's a new order, I should say "Heil Hiter", but I won't, not to you.

Lehman says: Good afternoon. Th, there's a new order, I should say 'Heil Hiter', but I won't, not to you.

Professor Victor Roth says: Thank you Lehman.

Lehman says: That is, unless some of the other gentlemen are present, or the students.

Professor Victor Roth says: Yes, I shall understand.

Colleague says: [opening the door and enters] Heil Hitler.

Lehman says: heil, Hitler. [his arm only half raised as his eyes meet Prof. Roth's]

The Wizard of Oz says: As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don't know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

The Tin Woodsman says: But I still want one.

The Wizard of Oz says: You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk!

The Wizard of Oz says: Was I scared? You're talking to a man who laughed at death, sneered at danger, and chuckled at catastrophe. I was terrified.

The Wizard of Oz says: A heart is shown not by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

The Wizard of Oz says: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.

Dorothy Gale says: Oh please, Professor, why can't we go with you and see all the Crowned Heads of Europe?

Prof. Marvel says: Do you know any? Oh, you mean the... thing. Yes.

The Wizard of Oz says: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Professor Victor Roth says: "I've never prized safety, either for myself or my children. I've prized courage."

Professor Victor Roth says: I've never prized safety, either for myself or my children. I've prized courage.

The Wizard of Oz says: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!