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Andrew V. McLaglen is a Actor, Director, Producer and Assistant Director British born on 28 july 1920 at London (United-kingdom)

Andrew V. McLaglen

Andrew V. McLaglen
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Birth name Andrew Victor McLaglen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 july 1920 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 30 august 2014 (at 94 years) at Friday Harbor (USA)

Andrew V. McLaglen, né à Londres (Angleterre) le 28 juillet 1920, et mort à Friday Harbor, dans l'État de Washington aux États-Unis, le 30 août 2014, est un réalisateur anglo-américain.


Andrew McLaglen, fils de l'acteur britannique Victor McLaglen, a grandi sur les plateaux de cinéma où très jeune il fut amené à fréquenter John Wayne et John Ford. Après avoir travaillé comme assistant réalisateur sur quelques petits films, Ford l'engage en tant qu'assistant réalisateur sur le film L'Homme tranquille (1952).

Après avoir assisté des réalisateurs comme Budd Boetticher ou William A. Wellman, McLaglen réalise son premier film, Man in the Vault (1956), suivie de Légitime Défense en 1956 - un western de série B avec James Arness, Angie Dickinson et Harry Carey Jr. Il dirige ensuite son propre père dans The Abductors.

Il se tourne ensuite vers la télévision et dirige notamment plusieurs épisodes de Perry Mason et Rawhide.

En 1963, il revient au cinéma avec Le Grand McLintock dans lequel il dirige de vieux acteurs de John Ford, notamment John Wayne et Maureen O'Hara. Mais c'est surtout avec Les Prairies de l'honneur qu'il obtient la notoriété, malgré des critiques très rudes l'accusant de copier John Ford. Jusqu'en 1973, il réalise principalement des westerns, la plupart avec dans le rôle principal John Wayne, dans cinq films, ou James Stewart, dans quatre films. Après Les Cordes de la potence, il se spécialise dans le film de guerre, et continue de diriger quelques grands noms du cinéma tels Charlton Heston, Richard Burton, Gregory Peck ou encore Roger Moore.

Il est l'un des rares réalisateurs, avec John Sturges et Don Siegel, à avoir dirigé John Wayne et Clint Eastwood.

Best films

McLintock! (1963)
The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Wild Geese (1978)

Usually with

John Wayne
John Wayne
(10 films)
Paul Fix
Paul Fix
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew V. McLaglen (38 films)

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Trouble in the Glen, 1h31
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles, Forrest Tucker, Victor McLaglen, John McCallum, Eddie Byrne
Rating56% 2.8176552.8176552.8176552.8176552.817655
After moving from South America to the Scottish Highlands, millionaire Sanin Cejador y Mengues (Welles) reassumes the title of laird of Glen Easan, which he inherited from his grandfather, Sandy Menzies. Obstinate in nature, Mengues soon finds the climate inhospitable, and the language and customs of the Highland people exasperating. While fishing on the loch with his equally stubborn, distantly related cousin Angus, who works as a fishing or hunting guide for the estate, Mengues hooks and then loses a large trout, and the confrontation escalates from Gaelic epithets and an overturned boat to Mengues firing Angus. When the locals then refuse to work for him and his cattle roam unmanaged over the glen, Mengues, advised by Oliver Dukes (Archie Duncan), his factor from Glasgow whom the villagers distrust, closes a heavily used road that leads through his property.
Since You Went Away, 2h57
Directed by Edward F. Cline, John Cromwell, Tay Garnett, David Selznick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore
Roles Former Plowboy (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.744873.744873.744873.744873.74487
Anne Hilton (Claudette Colbert) is an upper-middle-class housewife living in a Midwestern town near a military base with her two teenage daughters, Jane (Jennifer Jones) and Bridget "Brig" (Shirley Temple). Anne's beloved husband Tim Hilton - seen only in photographs - is the father of Jane and Brig, has volunteered for U.S. Army service in World War II. As the film begins in January 1943, Anne has just returned from seeing her husband off to Camp Claiborne, and she and her daughters must adjust to the absence of Tim and make other sacrifices for the war effort, including food rationing; planting a victory garden; giving up the services of their loyal maid Fidelia (Hattie McDaniel) who nevertheless offers to continue working part time for the Hiltons while foregoing wages; and taking in a boarder, the curmudgeonly retired Colonel Smollett (Monty Woolley). When the Hiltons travel by train in a failed attempt to see Tim one last time before he ships out, they encounter or travel with many other people whose lives have been affected by the war, and they end up not getting to see Tim because their train is delayed to allow a defense supply train to go through first. In contrast, the Hiltons' socialite neighbor Emily Hawkins (Agnes Moorehead) complains about the inconveniences caused by the war and engages in unsupportive behaviors such as hoarding food and criticizing the Hiltons' efforts.


Eye of the Widow, 1h30
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Richard Young, F. Murray Abraham, Paul L. Smith, Ben Cross, Mel Ferrer, Patrick Macnee
Rating40% 2.0312152.0312152.0312152.0312152.031215
Malko Linge est non seulement prince d'Autriche mais en même temps agent de la CIA. Lors d'une soirée organisée dans son château, le prince et ses invités sont attaqués par un groupe d'hommes armés dirigés par Nassiri, qui semble avoir une dent contre le prince. Le château est sérieusement endommagé par Nassiri et ses hommes mais Malko en sort indemne. Dans le but de découvrir l'identité du chef des assaillants, les recherches de Malko le mèneront à la rencontre de Sharnilar Kassani, une veuve qui a été rendue borgne par Nassiri sous le commandement de Kharoun. Tous deux s'allieront pour se venger contre Kharoun.
Return from the River Kwai, 1h41
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Timothy Bottoms, Nick Tate, George Takei, Tatsuya Nakadai, Edward Fox, Chris Penn
Rating49% 2.462372.462372.462372.462372.46237
En 1945, un camp de prisonniers britanniques et australiens situé en Thaïlande doit être évacué vers le Japon quand un bombardement allié sur le pont proche du camp bouleverse la donne. Pendant l'attaque, un avion américain est abattu par les Japonais. Son pilote, le lieutenant Crawford, est recueilli dans la jungle par les partisans commandés par le colonel Grayson qui dirige la guérilla locale. Ensemble ils tendent une embuscade au train qui transporte les prisonniers vers l'Indochine. Mal conçu, le plan échoue et le colonel est tué. Crawford est capturé par les Japonais et intégré au groupe de prisonniers de guerre.
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, 1h32
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Richard Jaeckel, Wolf Kähler, Sonny Landham
Rating51% 2.561892.561892.561892.561892.56189
September 1944, in German occupied France, Waffen-SS General Dietrich (Wolf Kahler) plots with other high-ranking Nazi officials to make a second attempt on Hitler's life.
Sahara (1983)
, 1h51
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz, John Rhys-Davies, John Mills, Gene Barry
Rating50% 2.508592.508592.508592.508592.50859
The setting is in the year 1927. After her father dies, a young American heiress, Dale disguises herself as a man and takes the place of her father in an international car race through the Sahara. Dale is taken prisoner by Rasoul, but is rescued by Jaffar. However, more trouble awaits her before she can finish the race. Dale falls in love with Jaffar and marries him. Rasoul ends up dying in the end. She wins the race, becoming the first woman to win this international car race.
The Shadow Riders, 1h36
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Katharine Ross, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis
Rating67% 3.397183.397183.397183.397183.39718
Two brothers, Mac (Tom Selleck) and Dal (Sam Elliott) Traven, who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War, make their way back to Texas when the war ends. They learn that a band of confederate rebels has kidnapped their two sisters and a brother, as well as Dal's sweetheart (Katharine Ross). Thus, the chase is on.
The Sea Wolves, 2h
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman, Patrick Macnee
Rating62% 3.1476653.1476653.1476653.1476653.147665
During World War II, German submarines are sinking thousands of tons of British merchant shipping. British intelligence, based in India, believes that information is being passed to the U-Boats by a radio transmitter hidden on board one of three German merchant ships interned in Portuguese Goa. Since Portugal is neutral, the ships cannot be attacked by conventional forces.
North Sea Hijack, 1h35
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks, Jack Watson, George Baker
Rating62% 3.1498153.1498153.1498153.1498153.149815
Misogynist freelance marine counter-terrorism consultant Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) is asked by Lloyd's of London to develop a contingency plan should any of the North Sea oil installations they insure be threatened.
Breakthrough, 1h52
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Michael Parks, Helmut Griem, Curd Jürgens, Klaus Löwitsch
Rating51% 2.562082.562082.562082.562082.56208
Starting in late May 1944, during the German retreat on the Eastern Front, Captain Stransky (Helmut Griem) orders Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) to blow up a railway tunnel to prevent Russian forces from using it. Steiner's platoon fails in its mission by coming up against a Russian tank. Steiner then takes a furlough to Paris just as the Allies launch their invasion of Normandy.
The Wild Geese, 2h10
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire, Films about racism
Actors Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger, Frank Finlay
Rating68% 3.4000953.4000953.4000953.4000953.400095
Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), a British mercenary and former army colonel, arrives in London to meet the rich and ruthless merchant banker Sir Edward Matherson (Stewart Granger). The latter proposes a risky operation to rescue Julius Limbani (Winston Ntshona), the imprisoned leader of a central African nation who is due to be executed by General Ndofa, the man who deposed him. Limbani is currently being held in a remote prison in Zembala, guarded by a unit of Ndofa's personal troops known as the "Simbas".
The Last Hard Men, 1h38
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Jorge Rivero, Michael Parks, Larry Wilcox
Rating62% 3.100533.100533.100533.100533.10053
In 1909 Arizona, Captain Sam Burgade has retired from law enforcement, the Arizona Rangers. Hoping for peace and quiet, he suddenly learns that his old enemy
Mitchell (1975)
, 1h37
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Joe Don Baker, Linda Evans, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Morgan Paull, Harold J. Stone
Rating26% 1.309281.309281.309281.309281.30928
A trade union lawyer named Walter Deaney (John Saxon) kills a burglar in his house. Only an unorthodox plain-clothes detective named Mitchell (Joe Don Baker) believes that Deaney is guilty of something more than self-defense, but Chief Albert Pallin (Robert Phillips) tells him that Deaney is wanted for "every federal law violation in the book" and is therefore "FBI property."
Cahill U.S. Marshal, 1h43
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors John Wayne, George Kennedy, Neville Brand, Marie Windsor, Gary Grimes, Morgan Paull
Rating65% 3.296463.296463.296463.296463.29646
While J.D. Cahill (John Wayne), a widower and U.S. Marshal, is away from home, his two sons Danny (Gary Grimes) and Billy (Clay O'Brien) aid Abe Fraser (George Kennedy) and his gang to escape from jail and to rob a bank. The town's sheriff is shot and killed during the robbery. Billy hides the stolen money while his brother and the rest of the gang return to locked jail cells as an alibi. When Cahill returns, he and Danny look for the perpetrators with the help of half-Comanche tracker Lightfoot (Neville Brand). Cahill arrests four suspects and although they are innocent, they are found guilty and scheduled to be hanged. While on the tracks of the kids, Cahill and Lightfoot are ambushed by Brownie (Dan Vadis). Lightfoot hurts him but is eventually killed. Cahill's sons try to return the gang's share of the money to Fraser, resulting in a showdown between Cahill and his boys on one side and Fraser's gang on the other.