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Malcolm Atterbury

Highest Rated:   100% Seven Days in May (1964)
Lowest Rated:   30% From the Terrace (1960)
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American actor Malcolm Atterbury may have been allowed more versatility on stage, but so far as TV was concerned he was the quintessential grouchy grandfather and/or frontier snake-oil peddler. Atterbury was in fact cast in the latter capacity twice by that haven of middle-aged character players The Twilight Zone. He was the purveyor of an elixir which induced invulnerability in 1959's "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" and a 19th century huckster who nearly sets a town on fire in "No Time Like the Past" (1963). Atterbury enjoyed steadier work as the supposedly dying owner of a pickle factory in the 1973 sitcom Thicker Than Water, and as Ronny Cox's grandfather on the 1974 Waltons clone Apple's Way. Malcolm Atterbury's best-known film role was one for which he received no screen credit: he was the friendly stranger who pointed out the crop-duster to Cary Grant in North By Northwest (1959), observing ominously that the plane was "dustin' where they're aren't any crops."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% The Towering Inferno
  • Jeweler
1974
81% The Longest Yard
  • Actor
1974
80% Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North)
  • Hogger
1973
73% The Learning Tree
  • Silas
1969
75% Hawaii
  • Gideon Hale
1966
80% The Chase
  • Mr. Reeves
1966
100% Seven Days in May
  • White House Physician
1964
96% The Birds
  • Deputy
1963
82% Advise and Consent
  • Sen. Tom August
1962
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke
  • Rev. Winemiller
1961
100% Wild River
  • Sy Moore
1960
No Score Yet Hell Bent for Leather
  • Gambie
1960
30% From the Terrace
  • George Fry
1960
100% North by Northwest
  • Man on Road
1959
100% Rio Bravo
  • Jake
1959
No Score Yet High School Big Shot
  • Mr. Grant
1959
No Score Yet How to Make a Monster
  • Richards
1958
No Score Yet From Hell to Texas
  • Hotel Clerk
1958
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants
  • Man with Applications
1958
No Score Yet The Dalton Girls
  • Mr. Sewell, the Bank Manager
1958
No Score Yet Blood of Dracula
  • Lt. Dunlap
1957
No Score Yet Valerie
  • Actor
1957
40% I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  • Charles
1957
No Score Yet Fury At Showdown
  • Norris
1957
No Score Yet Crime of Passion
  • Officer Spitz
1957
No Score Yet Reprisal
  • Luther Creel
1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown
  • Hank
1956
No Score Yet Storm Center
  • Frank
1956
No Score Yet Dakota Incident
  • Bartender/Desk Clerk
1956
No Score Yet Dragnet
  • Lee Reinhard
1956
No Score Yet Crime in the Streets
  • Mr. McAllister
1956
No Score Yet Man Without a Star
  • Fancy Joe Toole
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Brewster Davenport
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Professor Eliot Henry J. Fate
  • 1963
  • 1959

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