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Elliott Nugent (September 20, 1896 – August 9, 1980) was an American actor, playwright, writer, and film director.
|Born||September 20, 1896|
Dover, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||August 9, 1980 (aged 83)|
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Norma Lee (1921–1980; his death) |
|Parent(s)||J. C. Nugent (father)|
Nugent was born in Dover, Ohio, the son of actor J.C. Nugent. He successfully made the transition from silent film to sound film. He directed The Cat and the Canary (1939), starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. He also directed the Hope films Never Say Die (1939) and My Favorite Brunette (1947).
Nugent was a college classmate (and lifelong friend) of fellow Ohioan James Thurber. Together, they wrote the Broadway play The Male Animal (1940) in which Nugent starred with Gene Tierney. He also directed the 1942 film version of The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.
- Headlines (1925) - Roger Hillman
- The Single Standard (1929) - Party Boy (uncredited)
- Wise Girls (1929) - Kempy
- So This Is College (1929) - Eddie
- Not So Dumb (1930) - Gordon
- The Sins of the Children (1930) - Johnnie Wagenkampf
- The Unholy Three (1930) (also writer, with J.C. Nugent) - Hector
- Romance (1930) - Harry
- For the Love o' Lil (1930) - Sandy Jenkins
- The Virtuous Husband (1931) - Daniel Curtis
- The Last Flight (1931) - Francis
- The Mouthpiece (1932, director)
- Life Begins (1932, co-director)
- Whistling in the Dark (1933, director)
- Three-Cornered Moon (1933, director) - Stock Broker (uncredited)
- If I Were Free (1933, director)
- Two Alone (1934, director)
- Strictly Dynamite (1934, director) - Performer (uncredited) (unbilled)
- She Loves Me Not (1934, director)
- Enter Madame (1935, director)
- Splendor (1935, director)
- Wives Never Know (1936, director)
- It's All Yours (1937)
- Thunder in the City (1937) - Casey (uncredited)
- Professor Beware (1938, director)
- Give Me a Sailor (1938, director)
- Never Say Die (1939, director)
- The Cat and the Canary (1939, director)
- Nothing But the Truth (1941, director)
- The Male Animal (1942, director)
- The Crystal Ball (1943, director)
- Stage Door Canteen (1943) - Himself
- Up in Arms (1944, director)
- My Favorite Brunette (1947, director)
- Welcome Stranger (1947, director) - Dr. Morton (uncredited)
- My Girl Tisa (1948, director) - Man on Boat (uncredited)
- Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949, director)
- The Great Gatsby (1949, director)
- The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950, director)
- My Outlaw Brother (1951, director) - Ranger Captain (uncredited)
- Just for You (1952, director)
- "Wise Girls (1929)". American Film Institute Catalog.
- Nugent, Elliott (1965). Events Leading Up to the Comedy: An Autobiography by Elliott Nugent. New York: Trident. p. 100.
- "Elliott Nugent". Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Cullen, Frank; Hackman, Florence; McNeilly, Donald (2007). Vaudeville old & new: an encyclopedia of variety performances in America. Psychology Press. p. 838. ISBN 9780415938532. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "The Cat and the Canary (1939) - Elliott Nugent | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
- "Overview for Elliott Nugent". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Elliott Nugent | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
- "The Male Animal (1942) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Family for Elliott Nugent". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Elliott Nugent, 83, Actor-Writer, Dies". The New York Times. 1980-08-11. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
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