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Frank Morgan

Lowest Rated:   43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Jazz Legends Live! 6
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Birdsongs: Tribute to Charlie Parker
  • Actor
2004
95% Hamlet
  • Pyrrus
1996
No Score Yet Hostage for a Day
  • Andrei Petrovich
1994
No Score Yet The Runner
  • Jackson
1993
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Fire Chief Duggan
1950
No Score Yet The Great Sinner
  • Aristide Pitard
1949
83% The Stratton Story
  • Barney Wile
1949
No Score Yet Any Number Can Play
  • Jim Kurstyn
1949
71% The Three Musketeers
  • King Louis XIII
1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Uncle Sid
1948
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street
  • Dr. Edmund Ozanne
1947
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
No Score Yet 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 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
99% The Wizard of Oz
  • The Wizard/Prof. Marvel
$3.9M 1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade
  • Cornelius Collier, Jr.
1939
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
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Billings
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • Col. Geraldine
1936
No Score Yet Lazybones
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Good Fairy
  • Konrad
1935
No Score Yet Enchanted April
  • Mellersh Wilkins
1935
43% Naughty Marietta
  • Gov. Gaspar d'Annard
1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life
  • G.P. Bentley
1935
No Score Yet Little Men
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini
  • Alessandro - Duke of Florence
1934
No Score Yet The Cat and the Fiddle
  • Daudet
1934
89% 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
100% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  • Mayor John Hastings
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

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