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Philip Coolidge

Highest Rated:   99% North by Northwest (1959)
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American stage and film actor Phillip Coolidge made his first film, Boomerang, in 1948. Since much of the film was shot in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the New York-based actor didn't have to relocate to Hollywood for his brief assignment. Later film roles for Coolidge were on a par with his self-protective small-town mayor in Inherit the Wind (1960)--neither heroic nor villainous, but all too human. Seldom a leading character, Coolidge was always a reassuring presence in the supporting cast, be it as William Windom's brother on the 1960s TV series The Farmer's Daughter or in the teeny-tiny role of closet alcoholic Simon Stimson in the original 1938 Broadway production of Our Town. Phillip Coolidge's best and most recognizable film role was Ollie Higgins, the scheming silent-movie-theatre manager who literally scares his wife to death (and gets a suitable comeuppance) in William Castle's gimmicky thriller The Tingler (1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Isaac Porter
1966
41% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Chuza
1965
No Score Yet Hamlet
  • Voltimand
1964
No Score Yet Bon Voyage!
  • Passport Clerk
1962
92% Inherit the Wind
  • Mayor
1960
No Score Yet Because They're Young
  • Mr. Rimer
1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush
  • Colin Eustis
1960
99% North by Northwest
  • Dr. Cross
1959
No Score Yet It Happened to Jane
  • Wilbur Peterson
1959
76% The Tingler
  • Oliver 'Ollie' Higgins
1959
No Score Yet The Mating Game
  • Rev. Osgood
1959
93% I Want to Live!
  • Emmett Perkins
1958
No Score Yet The Sharkfighters
  • Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Evans
1956
80% Boomerang!
  • Crossman
1947

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
  • Trigby
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Pope Lem Dales
  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Actor
  • 1962
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Throckmorton
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Bud Horton Talbot William Tritt Detective Henri Tallendier Henderson
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956

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