Frank Albertson - Rotten Tomatoes

Frank Albertson

Highest Rated:   100% Nightfall (1957)
Lowest Rated:   40% Johnny Cool (1963)
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Some actors can convey wide-eyed confusion, others are adept at business-like pomposity; Frank Albertson was a master of both acting styles, albeit at the extreme ends of his film career. Entering movies as a prop boy in 1922, Albertson played bit roles in several late silents, moving up the ladder to lead player with the 1929 John Ford talkie Salute. The boyish, open-faced Albertson was prominently cast in a number of Fox productions in the early 1930s, notably A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1931) and Just Imagine (1931). By the mid-1930s he had settled into such supporting roles as Katharine Hepburn's insensitive brother in Alice Adams (1935) and the green-as-grass playwright who falls into the clutches of the Marx Brothers in Room Service (1938). His best showing in the 1940s was as the wealthy hometown lad who loses Donna Reed to Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946). By the 1950s, a graying, mustachioed Albertson was playing aging corporate types. Frank Albertson's more memorable roles in the twilight of his career included the obnoxious millionaire whose bank deposit is pilfered by Janet Leigh in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and his uncredited turn as the flustered mayor of Sweetapple in Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
40% Johnny Cool
  • Bill
1963
89% Bye Bye Birdie
  • Mayor
1963
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Twist
  • Herb Walcott
1962
96% Psycho
  • Millionaire
1960
86% The Last Hurrah
  • Jack Mangan
1958
86% The Enemy Below
  • CPO Crain
1957
100% Nightfall
  • Dr. Edward Gurston
1957
No Score Yet Killer Dill
  • William T. Allen
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Max Herman
1947
94% It's a Wonderful Life
  • Sam Wainwright
1946
No Score Yet They Made Me a Killer
  • Patrolman Al Wilson
1946
No Score Yet Rosie the Riveter
  • Charlie Doran
1944
88% Wake Island
  • Johnny Rudd
1942
No Score Yet Junior G-Men of the Air
  • Jerry Markham
1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters
  • Larry Doyle
1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • Davis Jr.
1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster
  • Mark Adams
1941
No Score Yet City Limits
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
  • Sanders
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Christian Meets the Women
  • Bill Ferris
1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode
  • Emmett Dalton
1940
100% Bachelor Mother
  • Freddie Miller
1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour
  • Benny Collins
1938
69% Room Service
  • Leo Davis
1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens
  • Tom Hamilton
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss
  • Steve Evans
1938
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold
  • Weeks
1937
100% The Plainsman
  • Young Soldier
1936
100% Fury
  • Charlie
1936
No Score Yet The Farmer in the Dell
  • Davy Davenport
1936
No Score Yet Kind Lady
  • Peter
1935
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness!
  • Arthur Miller
1935
94% Alice Adams
  • Walter Adams
1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady
  • Ronny Hillyer aka Bill
1935
No Score Yet Personal Maid's Secret
  • Her Brother
1935
No Score Yet Bachelor of Arts
  • Pete Illings
1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas
  • Jimmy Brown
1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame
  • John Fitzgerald
1935
No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters
  • Ranny Truesdale
1934
No Score Yet The Last Gentleman
  • Allan
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Mystery
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart
  • Sam Archer
1933
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession
  • Jim Thompson
1933
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble
  • Bob Graham
1933
No Score Yet Rainbow over Broadway
  • Don Hayes
1933
No Score Yet Air Mail
  • Tommy Bogan
1932
No Score Yet Huddle
  • Larry
1932
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home
  • David Clark
1931
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands
  • Barry Greene
1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl
  • Johnny Saunders
1931
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee
  • Clarence
1931
No Score Yet Just Imagine
  • RT-42
1930
No Score Yet So This Is London
  • Junior Draper
1930
No Score Yet Born Reckless
  • Frank Sheldon
1930
No Score Yet Men Without Women
  • Price
1930
No Score Yet Son of the Gods
  • Kicker
1930
No Score Yet Salute
  • Albert
1929
No Score Yet Words and Music
  • Skeet Mulroy
1929

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Col. Blake Watson
  • 1964
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Walker
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Tom Batterman
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Harvey Storey
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • George Kirby Regis
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
  • Mr. Gannon
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Duck Hunter
  • 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
  • Mr. Wickett
  • 1958

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