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Frank S. Nugent

Highest Rated: 100% Wagon Master (1950)

Lowest Rated: 54% Donovan's Reef (1963)

Birthday: May 27, 1908

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Frank S. Nugent began his career with The New York Times as a reporter in 1929, before succeeding Andre Senwald as the paper's motion picture editor and critic in 1936. His reviews often turned on a clever phrase, or a pun, which stung or delighted those it affected, but generally illuminated the point and made for entertaining reading. A string of barbs unfavorable to 20th Century-Fox caused that studio to cancel their advertising for six months in 1939, costing the Times $50,000. When Darryl F. Zanuck lured "the assassin" to Hollywood in 1940 to work for the studio, cynics on both coasts considered it a case of "if you can't fire him, hire him."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% Saturday Morning Producer - 2007
54% 76% Donovan's Reef Writer - 1963
83% 52% Two Rode Together Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet 88% Gunman's Walk Screenwriter - 1958
86% 81% The Last Hurrah Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet 58% The Rising of the Moon Screenwriter - 1957
94% 88% The Searchers Writer - 1956
71% 62% The Tall Men Screenwriter - 1955
No Score Yet 19% The Paratrooper Screenwriter - 1953
75% 78% Angel Face Screenwriter - 1952
91% 91% The Quiet Man Screenwriter - 1952
100% 67% Wagon Master Screenwriter - 1950
92% 79% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Writer - 1949
85% 78% 3 Godfathers Screenwriter - 1948
100% 82% Fort Apache Writer - 1948