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George Macready is a Actor American born on 29 august 1899 at New York City (USA)

George Macready

George Macready
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Birth name George Peabody Macready Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 29 august 1899 at New York City (USA)
Death 3 july 1973 (at 73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

George Macready (August 29, 1899 – July 2, 1973), was an American stage, film, and television actor often cast in roles as polished villains.


An art collector, Macready was a partner with colleague Vincent Price in a Beverly Hills art gallery in the 1940s. The two friends later closed it as their acting careers developed. Macready died of emphysema in 1973 and had his body donated to a medical school.

He was the father of actor/producer Michael Macready and the grandfather of the gymnast John Macready.

Best films

Taras Bulba (1962)

Usually with

John Farrow
John Farrow
(4 films)
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Macready (65 films)

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The Return of Count Yorga, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry, George Macready, Craig T. Nelson, Walter Brooke
Roles Professor Rightstat
Rating58% 2.901142.901142.901142.901142.90114
Cynthia Nelson (Mariette Hartley), a teacher at the local orphanage, talks with a pastor while watching the sun set before getting ready for a fundraising costume party. Cynthia mentions the "Santa Ana winds" which the pastor states are an evil omen. Cynthia's young brother, Tommy, wanders into the nearby cemetery where he faintly hears a voice ordering "To rise; it is time." Vampire brides rise from their graves and chase Tommy into the clutches of Count Yorga.
Tora! Tora! Tora!, 2h24
Directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Sō Yamamura, E. G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Jason Robards
Roles Cordell Hull
Rating74% 3.7479953.7479953.7479953.7479953.747995
In 1941, the newly appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Sō Yamamura) and his predecessor, Zengo Yoshida (Junya Usami), discuss America's embargo that starves Japan of raw materials. While both agree that a war with the United States would be a complete disaster, army hotheads and politicians push through an alliance with Germany and start planning for war. With the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto orders the planning of a preventive strike, believing Japan's only hope is to annihilate the American Pacific fleet at the outset of hostilities.
Count Yorga, Vampire, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Donna Anderson, Marsha Jordan, George Macready
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating58% 2.9018652.9018652.9018652.9018652.901865
The scenario opens with narration (by character actor George Macready, whose son, Michael Macready, both produced the film and played "Michael") about superstition and the abilities of vampires. A truck is loaded at the Port of Los Angeles, and as it climbs to a gated mansion in the Southern California hills, the cargo is revealed to be a coffin.
Daughter of the Mind
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Edward Asnere, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ivor Barry
Roles Dr. Frank Ferguson
Rating62% 3.1487153.1487153.1487153.1487153.148715
At the request of a colleague (Ivor Barry), psychologist and ESP researcher Alex Lauder (Don Murray) investigates a leading cybernetic expert's (Dr. Samuel Constable, played by Ray Milland) report that he has seen and spoken with his young daughter, Mary (Pamelyn Ferdin) — who died 13 weeks before. Keeping an open mind, Lauder decides to take the case and see wherever it may lead.
Fame Is the Name of the Game, 1h40
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Duvall, Jack Klugman, Anthony Franciosa, Jill St John, George Macready, Jack Weston
Roles Glenn Howard
Rating73% 3.6746953.6746953.6746953.6746953.674695
An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from among the names contained in the diary.
The Great Race, 2h37
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, William Bryant, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn
Roles General Kuhster
Rating72% 3.6001953.6001953.6001953.6001953.600195
The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) are competing daredevils at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie is the classic hero – always dressed in white, handsome, ever-courteous, enormously talented and successful. Leslie's nemesis, Fate, is the traditional melodramatic villain – usually dressed in black, sporting a black moustache and top hat, glowering at most everyone, maniacal evil laugh, grandiose plans to thwart the hero, and dogged by failure. Leslie proposes an automobile race from New York to Paris, to prove the ability of a new car named after him. Fate builds his own race vehicle, the Hannibal Twin-8, complete with hidden devices of sabotage. Others enter cars in the race, including New York City's most prominent newspaper. Driving the newspaper's car is beautiful photojournalist Maggie DuBois (Natalie Wood), a vocal suffragette.
The Human Duplicators, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Richard Kiel, Hugh Beaumont, George Nader, George Macready, Dolores Faith, Barbara Nichols
Roles Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer
Rating29% 1.488781.488781.488781.488781.48878
Giant alien Dr. Kolos (Richard Kiel) is dispatched to Earth from a faraway galaxy with orders to create android doppelgängers in order to infiltrate human society by employing the scientific services of hypnotized cyberneticist Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer (George Macready). This mission of colonization is thwarted not by the FBI agents sent to investigate but by Kolos falling in love with the scientist's beautiful blind niece Lisa (Dolores Faith).
Seven Days in May, 1h58
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam
Roles Christopher Todd
Rating78% 3.946423.946423.946423.946423.94642
The story is set in the early 1970s, ten years in the future at the time of the film's 1964 release, and the Cold War is still a problem (in the 1962 book, the setting was May 1974). U.S. President Jordan Lyman has recently signed a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, and the subsequent ratification has produced a wave of public dissatisfaction, especially among the President's opposition and the military, who believe the Soviets cannot be trusted.
Dead Ringer, 1h55
Directed by Paul Henreid
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey, Jean Hagen, George Macready
Roles Paul Harrison
Rating72% 3.6473453.6473453.6473453.6473453.647345
At the funeral of her husband Frank, wealthy widow Margaret DeLorca (Bette Davis), meets up with her twin sister, downcast Edith Phillips (also played by Davis), from whom she has been estranged for 18 years. The two return to DeLorca's opulent mansion, where the two argue about their falling out over Margaret's marriage to DeLorca, who originally courted Edith but had an affair with Margaret. Margaret had told Frank she was pregnant and forced him into marriage. However, Edith finds out from Margaret's chauffeur (George Chandler) that Margaret was never pregnant, and becomes resentful. While Margaret now enjoys a life of ease and wealth, Edith is struggling financially. Edith's business, a cocktail lounge, is losing money and she is threatened with eviction for not paying her bills.
Where Love Has Gone, 1h51
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton, Jane Greer, DeForest Kelley
Roles Gordon Harris
Rating62% 3.149563.149563.149563.149563.14956
The film begins with headlines stating that 15-year-old Danielle Miller (Joey Heatherton) has murdered a man, Rick Lazich, who was the latest lover of her mother Valerie Hayden (Susan Hayward). Dani's father, Luke Miller (Mike Connors) describes the events that led to the tragedy.
Two Weeks in Another Town, 1h47
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films
Actors Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Tony Randall, Claire Trevor
Roles Lew Jordan
Rating64% 3.246433.246433.246433.246433.24643
Once an established movie star, Jack Andrus has hit rock bottom. An alcoholic, he has been divorced by wife Carlotta, has barely survived a car crash and has spent three years in a sanitarium recovering from a nervous breakdown.
Taras Bulba, 2h2
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Actors Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis, Sam Wanamaker, Perry Lopez, Brad Dexter, George Macready
Roles The Governor
Rating64% 3.201483.201483.201483.201483.20148
The film opens in the 16th century, when Russia and Eastern Europe were divided into small sections and principalities that fought each other or against one enemy: in this case, Turkey. It starts with a battle raging between the Turks and the Poles. The Poles are losing until the Cossacks arrive to save the day. However, it turns out that the Poles were merely holding back so that they could treacherously attack the Cossacks after they won the battle for them. As a result, the Poles become masters of Ukraine and the Cossacks are subjugated. Taras Bulba, one of the Cossack officers, returns home to raise his family but now it is under Polish dominion.
The Deadly Companions, 1h33
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Noir, Western
Actors Maureen O'Hara, Glenn Ford, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, George Macready, Chill Wills
Rating60% 3.046953.046953.046953.046953.04695
After her young son is killed in a bank robbery, Kit Tilden (Maureen O'Hara) is determined to bury him beside his father in Siringo, now deserted and located in Apache territory. Yellowleg (Brian Keith), the ex-army sergeant who accidentally killed her son, decides to help take the body across the desert to be buried, whether Kit wants help or not.
The Alligator People, 1h14
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, George Macready, Lon Chaney, Jr., Frieda Inescort, Richard Crane
Roles Dr. Mark Sinclair
Rating55% 2.754592.754592.754592.754592.75459
After she is administered the drug pentothal by psychiatrists Dr. Erik Lorimer (Bruce Bennett) and Dr. Wayne McGregor (Douglas Kennedy), nurse Jane Marvin recalls a series events from her forgotten past when she was known as Joyce Webster (Beverly Garland).
Jet Over The Atlantic, 1h35
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, George Macready, Margaret Lindsay
Roles Lord Robert Leverett
Rating58% 2.921292.921292.921292.921292.92129
Wanted on a charge of murder, Brett Matton (Guy Madison), a war veteran, has fled the country to Spain, where he has been living for two years and is engaged to wed Jean Gurney (Virginia Mayo), a former showgirl. FBI Agent Stafford (George Raft) arrives in Spain to arrest Brett and bring him back to the U.S.