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Will Wright

Highest Rated:   100% Cape Fear (1962)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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San Franciscan Will Wright was a newspaper reporter before he hit the vaudeville, legitimate stage, and radio circuit. With his crabapple face and sour-lemon voice, Wright was almost instantly typecast as a grouch, busybody, or small-town Scrooge. Most of his film roles were minor, but Wright rose to the occasion whenever given such meaty parts as the taciturn apartment house manager in The Blue Dahlia (1946). In one of his best assignments, Wright remained unseen: He was the voice of the remonstrative Owl in the Disney cartoon feature Bambi (1942). Will Wright didn't really need the money from his long movie and TV career: His main source of income was his successful Los Angeles ice cream emporium, which was as popular with the movie people as with civilians, and which frequently provided temporary employment for many a young aspiring actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey
  • Consul
2009
No Score Yet The Echo
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet The Complete Life of Jesus
  • Actor
2005
20% Rhapsody in Blue
  • Rachmaninoff
2001
No Score Yet American Gothic
  • Actor
1988
100% Cape Fear
  • Dr. Pearsall
1962
83% The Deadly Companions (Trigger Happy)
  • Doctor
1961
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James
  • Titus Queasley
1959
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • Pentagon General
1959
No Score Yet Quantrill's Raiders
  • Judge Wood
1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk
  • Judge
1958
No Score Yet The Missouri Traveler
  • Sheriff Peavy
1958
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff
  • Judge
1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Marshal
1957
No Score Yet Johnny Tremain
  • Ephraim Lapham
1957
No Score Yet The Wayward Bus
  • Van Brunt
1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Old Cab Driver
1956
86% The Man With the Golden Arm
  • Lane
1955
No Score Yet The Tall Men
  • Gus, the Bartender
1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Adm. William S. Sims
1955
97% Johnny Guitar
  • Ned
1954
62% River of No Return
  • Merchant
1954
80% The Wild One
  • Art Kleiner
1954
No Score Yet The Raid
  • Banker Anderson
1954
83% Niagara
  • Boatman
1953
No Score Yet The Last Posse
  • Todd Mitchell
1953
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Dr. Marchaud
1952
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness
  • Sheriff Brink
1952
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House
  • Manager
1952
No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners
  • Man with Cigar
1952
No Score Yet Paula
  • Raymond Bascom
1952
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas
  • Party Guest
1952
No Score Yet The Las Vegas Story
  • Fogarty
1952
No Score Yet People Will Talk
  • John Higgins
1951
No Score Yet The Tall Target
  • Thomas I. Ogden
1951
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile)
  • Race Judge
1951
No Score Yet My Forbidden Past
  • Luther Toplady
1951
No Score Yet Vengeance Valley
  • Mr. Willoughby
1951
No Score Yet Dallas
  • Judge Harper
1950
83% No Way Out
  • Dr. Cheney
1950
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk
  • Dodge
1950
62% House By the River
  • Inspector Sarten
1950
No Score Yet Sunset in the West
  • Sheriff Osborne
1950
100% Adam's Rib
  • Judge Marcasson
1949
97% All the King's Men
  • Dolph Pillsbury
1949
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond
  • Roscoe Johnson
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Parsons
1949
No Score Yet Big Jack
  • Will Farnsworth
1949
83% Little Women
  • Mr. Grace
1949
No Score Yet Impact
  • District Attorney
1949
90% Act of Violence
  • Pop
1948
No Score Yet Whispering Smith
  • Sheriff McSwiggens
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Dr. Patterson
1948
100% They Live by Night
  • Mobley
1948
No Score Yet Green Grass of Wyoming
  • Jake
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Eph Hackett
1948
No Score Yet Wild Harvest
  • Mike Alperson
1947
No Score Yet Cynthia
  • Gus Wood
1947
No Score Yet The Long Night
  • Janitor
1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Withers
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Pullman Conductor
1946
No Score Yet California
  • Chairman
1946
No Score Yet Nocturne
  • Mr. Billings
1946
80% Blue Skies
  • Dan
1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Sourpuss Movie Patron
1946
No Score Yet Down Missouri Way
  • Prof. Morris
1946
No Score Yet The Inner Circle
  • Henry Boggs
1946
100% The Blue Dahlia
  • `Dad' Newell
1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Allan Smith
1946
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie
  • Elmer Snodgrass
1946
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret
  • The Riverman
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • Loan Officer Manager
1945
80% State Fair
  • Judge
1945
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Mr. Nelson
1945
No Score Yet Bewitched
  • Mr. Herkheimer
1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced
  • Sheriff
1945
100% Road to Utopia
  • Mr. Latimer
1945
No Score Yet The Town Went Wild
  • Judge Schrank
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Doctor
1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Col. Clark
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Scott Carstairs
1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Skeptic
1942
No Score Yet Wildcat
  • Paw Smithers
1942
83% Saboteur
  • Company Official
1942
100% The Major and the Minor
  • First Ticket Agent
1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Maguire
1941
25% Blossoms in the Dust
  • Senator
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Man in Meeting House
1941
No Score Yet Blondie Plays Cupid
  • Tucker
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Mr. Walters Sheriff
  • 1955
  • 1952

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