Frank Stanley Nugent

Biography of Frank Stanley Nugent

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 American Comedy', an award he was to receive again in 1956 for Mister Roberts (1955).

His screenplay for The Searchers (1956), ranks amongst the top 101 screenplays of all time by Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) , while the film itself is now widely acknowledged as one of the best Westerns ever made, being named the Greatest Western of all time by the American Film Institute in 2008. It also placed 12th on the American Film Institute's 2007 list of the 100 Greatest American Films of all time.

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