Frank Stanley Nugent


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Frank Stanley Nugent (27 May 1908, New York City – 29 December 1965, Los Angeles) was an American journalist, film reviewer, script doctor, and screenwriter who wrote 21 film scripts, 11 for John Ford. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for film The Quiet Man in 1953; the film also won him his first Writers Guild of America Award for 'Best Written ... more »

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  • ''The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons.''
    Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, Laurence Stallings, and John Ford. Captain Nathan Brittles (John Wayne), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (194...
  • ''Order of the Palm to Lt. (JG) Douglas Roberts for action against the enemy above and beyond the call of duty.''
    Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, Joshua Logan, co-scenarist, John Ford, and Mervyn LeRoy. Doc (William Powell), Mister Roberts, crew's ...
  • That's right, son. That's why I keep my hat on, so my horns don't show. Why I've got more wives than Solomon hisself. At least that's what folks around here say. And if they don't say it, they, they t...
    Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, Patrick Ford, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Elder Wiggs (Ward Bond), Wagon Master, response when asked ...
  • ''Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver. And I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now what's all this crud about no movie tonight?''
    Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, Joshua Logan, co-scenarist, John Ford, and Mervyn LeRoy. Ensign Frank Pulver (Jack Lemmon), Mister Rob...
  • ''Figure a man's only good for one oath at a time. I took mine to the Confederate States of America.''
    Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Ethan Edwards (John Wayne), The Searchers, refusing to take an oath as a Texas Ranger (...
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