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Elliott Nugent (September 20, 1896, Dover, Ohio - August 9, 1980, New York City) was an American actor, writer, and film director. He successfully made the transition from silent film to sound. 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 Warner Bros. film version of The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.

Nugent's autobiography Events Leading Up to the Comedy (1965) skips over large portions of Nugent's life and work, but deals honestly with the alcoholism that largely ended his career.

Nugent was the son of veteran actor J.C. Nugent who sometimes wrote or acted with Elliott.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Elliott Nugent, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Elliott Nugent (September 20, 1896, Dover, Ohio - August 9, 1980, New York City) was an American actor, writer, and film director. He successfully made the transition from silent film to sound. 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 Warner Bros. film version of The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.

Nugent's autobiography Events Leading Up to the Comedy (1965) skips over large portions of Nugent's life and work, but deals honestly with the alcoholism that largely ended his career.

Nugent was the son of veteran actor J.C. Nugent who sometimes wrote or acted with Elliott.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Elliott Nugent, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1896-09-20

Day of Death 1980-08-09

Place of Birth Dover, Ohio, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Elliot Nugent

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1952 Just for YouDirector
1951 My Outlaw BrotherDirector
1950 The Skipper Surprised His WifeDirector
1949 The Great GatsbyDirector
1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to CollegeDirector
1948 My Girl TisaDirector
1947 Welcome StrangerDirector
1947 My Favorite BrunetteDirector
1944 Up in ArmsDirector
1943 The Crystal BallDirector
1942 The Male AnimalDirector
1941 Nothing But the TruthDirector
1939 The Cat and the CanaryDirector
1939 Never Say DieDirector
1938 Give Me a SailorDirector
1938 Professor BewareDirector
1937 It's All YoursDirector
1936 Wives Never KnowDirector
1936 And So They Were MarriedDirector
1935 College ScandalDirector
1935 SplendorDirector
1935 Love In BloomDirector
1935 Enter MadameDirector
1934 She Loves Me NotDirector
1934 Strictly DynamiteDirector
1934 Two AloneDirector
1933 If I Were FreeDirector
1933 Three-Cornered MoonDirector
1933 Whistling In The DarkDirector
1932 Life BeginsDirector
1932 The MouthpieceDirector

Acting

1943 Stage Door Canteen as Elliott Nugent
1931 The Last Flight as Francis
1930 Romance as Harry
1930 The Unholy Three as Hector MacDonald
1930 The Unholy Three as Hector McDonald
1930 The Sins of the Children as Johnnie
1930 Not So Dumb as Gordon
1929 So This Is College as Eddie
1929 Wise Girls as Kempy

Writing

1952 She's Working Her Way Through CollegeTheatre Play
1930 The Unholy ThreeWriter
1930 The Sins of the ChildrenWriter
1930 The Sins of the ChildrenStory
1929 Navy BluesDialogue
1929 Wise GirlsOriginal Story

Production

1929 Wise GirlsProducer

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