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Walter Pidgeon is a Actor Canadien born on 22 september 1897 at Saint John (Canada)

Walter Pidgeon

Walter Pidgeon
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Birth name Walter Davis Pigeon
Nationality Canada
Birth 22 september 1897 at Saint John (Canada)
Death 25 september 1984 (at 87 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian American actor who starred in many films, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Funny Girl and Harry in Your Pocket.


Pidgeon married twice. In 1919, he wed the former Edna Muriel Pickles, who died in 1921 during the birth of their daughter, also named Edna. In 1931, Pidgeon married his secretary, Ruth Walker, to whom he remained married until his death.
Pidgeon was a
Republican. In 1944, he joined other celebrity Republicans at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum arranged by David O. Selznick in support of the Dewey−Bricker ticket as well as Governor Earl Warren of California, who would be Dewey's running mate in 1948. The gathering drew 93,000, with Cecil B. DeMille as the master of ceremonies and short speeches by Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney. Despite the good turnout at the rally, most Hollywood celebrities who took a public position sided with the Roosevelt-Truman ticket.

Best films

Funny Girl (1968)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
The Hoaxters (1952)

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Filmography of Walter Pidgeon (108 films)

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Hitchcock (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Serial killer films, Children's films
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel
Rating67% 3.397763.397763.397763.397763.39776
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock opens his latest film, North by Northwest, to considerable success, but is troubled by a reporter's insinuation that it is time to retire. Seeking to reclaim the artistic daring of his youth, Hitchcock turns down film proposals like adapting Casino Royale in favor of a horror novel called Psycho by Robert Bloch, which is based on the crimes of murderer Ed Gein. Gein appears in sequences throughout the film in which he seems to prompt Hitchcock's imagination regarding the Psycho story, or act as some function of Hitchcock's subconscious mind (for instance, drawing Hitchcock's attention to sand on his bathroom floor, the quantity of which reveals how much time his wife Alma has been spending at the beachhouse with Whitfield Cook).
Sextette (1978)
, 1h31
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Mae West, Dom DeLuise, Timothy Dalton, Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton
Roles The Chairman
Rating38% 1.9091951.9091951.9091951.9091951.909195
The legendary American movie star and sex symbol Marlo Manners (Mae West) is in London, England, where she has just married for the sixth time. She and her new husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton), then depart for a honeymoon suite at a posh and exclusive hotel that has been reserved for them by her manager, Dan Turner (Dom DeLuise).
Two-Minute Warning, 1h55
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, David Janssen, Jack Klugman
Roles The Pickpocket
Rating61% 3.0988953.0988953.0988953.0988953.098895
An unknown sniper (Warren Miller) positions himself at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum prior to a professional football championship (dubbed as "Championship X") similar to The Super Bowl. He is spotted by a Goodyear Blimp camera. Police and SWAT team are immediately called in by the stadium manager Sam McKeever (Martin Balsam).
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Grayson's Butler
Rating48% 2.409012.409012.409012.409012.40901
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, 2h28
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Cliff De Young, Anthony Hopkins, Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Denise Alexander, Peter Donat
Roles Judge Trenchard
Rating66% 3.339863.339863.339863.339863.33986
The film opens with archive footage of Charles Lindbergh's pioneering transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis and the song Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.).
Murder on Flight 502, 1h37
Directed by George McCowan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono, Dane Clark, Laraine Day
Roles Charlie Parkins
Rating53% 2.6626652.6626652.6626652.6626652.662665
Flight 502 takes off from New York City to London. At the airport, a fake bomb threat leads to Head of Security Robert Davenport (George Maharis) finding a letter he would not have received until the next morning. The letter explains a series of murders will take place on Flight 502 before it lands. He and his team go over the backgrounds of all the passengers to find possible suspects. In the air, Captain Larkin (Robert Stack), off duty Police Officer Daniel Myerson (Hugh O'Brian), and flight attendant Karen White (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) look for suspicious passengers. Relationships develop on board between elderly singles Charlie Parkins (Walter Pidgeon) and Ida Goldman (Molly Picon), rock star Jack Marshall (Sonny Bono) and Dorothy Saunders (Rosemarie Stack), and mystery writer Mona Briarly (Polly Bergen) and suave passenger Paul Barons (Fernando Lamas). Briarly suspects Barons is actually a criminal who got away with stealing seven million dollars from a bank, but Barons denies it.
That's Entertainment!, 2h15
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli
Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.894893.894893.894893.894893.89489
Cette nostalgique leçon d'histoire recèle les trésors cachés des plus grandes comédies musicales de la MGM ainsi que de nombreux autres extraits merveilleux mais moins célèbres, avec Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Eleanor Powell et même Clark Gable chantant et dansant. « Il était une fois Hollywood » est une véritable gourmandise pour cinéphiles et amateurs de comédies musicales.
Harry in Your Pocket, 1h43
Directed by Bruce Geller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere, Walter Pidgeon, Michael C. Gwynne, Tony Giorgio
Roles Casey
Rating62% 3.1448553.1448553.1448553.1448553.144855
At an airport, a distinguished looking man, Casey (Walter Pidgeon), pickpockets a deaf man of his wallet. Casey then meets his old friend Harry (James Coburn) at his arrival gate.
The Neptune Factor, 1h38
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Donnelly Rhodes, Chris Wiggins
Roles Dr. Samuel Andrews
Rating44% 2.2180352.2180352.2180352.2180352.218035
Marine scientists prepare to leave their underwater Oceanlab after an extended stay performing oceanographic research. An underwater earthquake interrupts their plans. Dr. Andrews (Walter Pidgeon) enlists experimental sub captain Adrien Blake (Ben Gazzara) to survey the damage and rescue the oceanauts. He brings along Chief Diver "Mack" MacKay (Ernest Borgnine) and Dr. Leah Jansen (Yvette Mimieux), fiancée of one of the scientists. Blake finds the lab has been ripped from its moorings and has tumbled down an unexplored, deep ocean trench, presumably intact. With the lab's reserve air supply dwindling, the team descends into the unexplored trench and finds an incredible ecosystem populated with monstrously over-sized fish. After surviving encounters with unfriendly denizens, they find the lab partially intact, the surviving scientists breathing from scuba tanks, and fending off giant, hungry eels. All but one of the scientists are rescued, and the submarine returns to the surface.
Skyjacked (1972)
, 1h41
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, James Brolin, Claude Akins, Jeanne Crain, Walter Pidgeon
Roles Sen. Arne Lindner
Rating57% 2.855282.855282.855282.855282.85528
During a routine flight to Minneapolis, a passenger (Susan Dey) aboard Global Airways Flight 502, a Boeing 707, discovers a bomb threat written on the mirror of one of the first-class bathrooms. A second threat is soon found left on a napkin in a galley. Captain Hank O'Hara (Charlton Heston) takes the cryptic threats seriously and follows the instructions -- "Bomb on plane divert to Anchorage Alaska. No Joke, No Tricks. Death"—by changing course for Alaska. To avoid an explosive decompression if a bomb goes off, he flies at lower altitude, increasing fuel consumption.
The Screaming Woman, 1h13
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Joseph Cotten, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Robinson, Charles Knox Robinson III
Roles Dr. Amos Larkin
Rating65% 3.295563.295563.295563.295563.29556
De Havilland plays Laura Wynant, a wealthy former mental patient who has travelled to her country estate to recuperate. While there, she discovers that a woman has been buried alive on her property. Wynant tries to inform others of what she has found but nobody believes her, and her family begins to suspect a relapse in her mental condition. Because her hands are nearly crippled by arthritis, she is not able to dig the woman up herself. She tries to trick a local boy into assisting her by telling him she is digging for a lost bracelet but is forced to tell him the truth, resulting in a confrontation with his angry father. While going door-to-door to seek help, she encounters the buried woman's husband, who had in fact buried her after striking her on the head with a shovel and thinking her dead. Wynant is confined to home under doctor's orders and, in a fit of anger, experiences a spontaneous recovery from the arthritis in her hands. She begins to dig up the buried woman, who is still alive, but the murderous husband finds her. The authorities arrive in time and Wynant and the buried woman are rescued.
Le Masque de Sheba, 1h40
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Eric Braeden, Stephen Young, Walter Pidgeon, Inger Stevens, Joseph Wiseman, William Horace Marshall
Roles Dr Max van Condon
Rating66% 3.3081853.3081853.3081853.3081853.308185
Une expédition de recherche part en Éthiopie afin de retrouver un masque d'or caché dans les régions sauvages et qui a une valeur inestimable...
Rascal (1969)
, 1h25
Directed by Norman Tokar, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Elsa Lanchester, Henry Jones, Bettye Ackerman, John Fiedler
Roles Sterling North (voice)
Rating63% 3.187713.187713.187713.187713.18771
The movie is a dramatization of Sterling North's 1963 "memoir of a better era." Born near Edgerton, Wisconsin, North was a former literary editor for newspapers in Chicago and New York City. The movie relates a year in the life of young Sterling North (portrayed by Bill Mumy) and his "ringtailed wonder" pet raccoon, Rascal. Although set in Wisconsin, circa 1917, the movie was filmed in California.