Frank S. Nugent


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Mister Roberts (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Preferably Aboard A Destroyer A hefty first scene, from the play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan, for the title character (Henry Fonda) discussing his dilemma with wise Doc (William Powell), from Mister Roberts, 1955, in a segment directed by Mervyn LeRoy, who replaced John Ford.
Gunman's Walk (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Put That Gun Away! Rebellious son Ed Hackett (accomplished rider Tab Hunter, in the saddle) has been challenged by his prominent rancher father Lee (Van Heflin) to see who can get to the saloon quicker, leading to stunts then a confrontation in the barroom, Paul Bryar the bartender, Ray Teal the observant stranger, in director Phil Karlson’s Gunman’s Walk, 1958.
Gunman's Walk (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Habit Is A Strong Thing Van Heflin as titanic rancher father Lee Hackett is angry with son Davy (James Darren), for being unwilling to wear his gun, and shooting poorly when he does, offering instruction when they’re joined by more dangerous brother Ed (Tab Hunter), in a striking bit of Western macho family dynamics, in Gunman’s Walk, 1958, from a Rick Hardman story and Frank Nugent screenplay.
Angel Face (1953) -- (Movie Clip) My Little Plot Didn't Succeed We infer here that wealthy mysterious Diane (Jean Simmons), who may have tried to gas her rich stepmother, took it upon herself to invite Mary (Mona Freeman) to lunch, explaining how she diverted her ambulance driver boyfriend (Robert Mitchum) the night before, with mixed results, in Otto Preminger’s Angel Face, 1953.
Angel Face (1953) -- (Movie Clip) I Told Her About Last Night Maybe failed-murderess Diane (Jean Simmons) again finds Frank (Robert Mitchum) at the diner, explaining that she's now told his girlfriend that she wants to donate to his business start-up fund, in Otto Preminger's Angel Face, 1953.
Angel Face (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Guilty On All Four Counts Not-seen stepdaughter Diane (Jean Simmons, title character) is the subject, as Catherine (Barbara O'Neil) hears out chauffeur Frank (Robert Mitchum) on his business idea, then chastises her father, also the spendthrift husband, Charles (Herbert Marshall) in Otto Preminger's Angel Face, 1953.
Angel Face (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Let's Just Say It's The Altitude Robert Mitchum (as chauffeur Frank) is comfortable explaining why he's leaving, even as he grabs tempestuous heroine Diane (Jean Simmons) by her Angel Face, 1953, directed by Otto Preminger.
Wagon Master (1950) -- (Movie Clip) They Was Invited Out The Mormon wagon train led by Elder Wiggs (Ward Bond) finds common cause with the members of a bereft medicine show (Joanne Dru, Alan Mowbray, Ruth Clifford), Travis (Ben Johnson) and Sister Ledyard (Jane Darwell) adding opinions, in John Ford's Wagon Master, 1950.
Two Rode Together (1961) -- (Movie Clip) Guthrie McCabe Introducing James Stewart as the evidently legendary "Guthrie McCabe," and his army pal Richard Widmark as "Jim Gary," arriving in not-fictional Tascosa, with Andy Devine, opening John Ford's Two Rode Together, 1961, from a Will Cook novel.
Two Rode Together (1961) -- (Movie Clip) He'll Smell It Out John McIntire does well in the thankless role of Major Frazier, negotiating with John Ford's two mythic characters, ex-U.S. Marshal McCabe (James Stewart) and Lt. Gary (Richard Widmark), about an approach to the Comanche war chief Quanah Parker, early in Two Rode Together, 1961.
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Prologue Rousing title sequence and unusually detailed prologue from She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949, the second and only color entry in John Ford's legendary "Cavalry Trilogy," with Ben Johnson as the ubiquitous Trooper Tyree.
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Picknicking? Lt. Pennell (Harry Carey Jr.) and Miss Dandridge (Joanne Dru) are thwarted in their picnic plans first by Lt. Cohill (John Agar) then by Captain Brittles (John Wayne) in a famous scene from John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949.