Frank Albertson (February 2, 1909 – February 29, 1964) was an American character actor.
Albertson made well over one hundred appearances (1923–1964) in movies and television. He is probably best remembered for his role as Sam Wainwright, the businessman fond of saying "Hee-Haw" in the movie It's a Wonderful Life; he played the wealthy rancher Tom Cassidy at the start of Psycho, who provides the cash that Janet Leigh's character later steals. Albertson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6754 Hollywood Boulevard.
Psycho is a 1960 suspense/horror film directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano about a psychotic killer. It is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, which was in turn inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who is in hiding at a motel after embezzling from her employer, and the motel's owner, the lonely Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). "The Shower Scene" has been studied, discussed, and referenced countless times in print and in film courses with debate focusing on why it is so terrifying and how it was produced, including how it passed the censors and who directed it.
It initially received mixed reviews but outstanding box-office returns, prompting a re-review which was overwhelmingly positive and led to four Academy Award nominations. Regarded today as one of Hitchcock's best films and highly praised as a work of cinematic art by..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215
Room Service (1938) is an RKO film comedy starring the three Marx Brothers and based on the 1937 play of the same name by Allen Boretz and John Murray. It co-stars Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Alexander Asro, and Frank Albertson.
The Marx Brothers portray producers of the play Hail and Farewell. It is notable for being the only Marx Brothers film not written specifically for them. In truth, the material did not suit the brothers, and Room Service is generally regarded as one of their weakest films. Film critic Leslie Halliwell summed up most critical reaction to the film when he said, "the Marx Brothers were constrained by having to play characters with a passing resemblance to human beings."
One of the funniest scenes is when they have to pretend that someone is ill so they can’t be evicted from the hotel for failing to pay the bill. So Harpo sprays the author with ink through a colander so it looks like he has the pox.
In the 1980s, Room Service was a part of the film colorization... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030696