Andrew McLaglen

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    Date of birth
    28 July 1920
    London, England, UK

    Date of Death
    August 31, 2014
    Friday Harbor, Washington USA

    Sometimes Credited As:
    Andrew McLaglen
    Andy McLaglen

    Birth name
    Andrew Victor McLaglen

    Big A

    6' 7" (2.01 m)

    Veda Ann Borg (11 May 1946 - 12 June 1958) (divorced)

    Father of Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen.
    Son of actor Victor McLaglen.

    Mini Biography
    The son of actor Victor McLaglen, he grew up around movie people
    and early on, developed an affinity for the business.
    Briefly involved in production of industrial films, he entered Hollywood filmmaking i
    n the late 1940s, initially working as an assistant director
    (on such films as The Quiet Man which costarred his father
    and gave him the opportunity to work with John Ford).
    McLaglen made his solo directorial debut with Gun the Man Down (1956),
    and worked steadily throughout the late 1950s, the 1960s,
    and the 1970s before slowing up somewhat.
    He specialized in Westerns and adventure films-especially
    those of his father's frequent costar John Wayne and,
    while lacking any specific visual "trademark," turned out consistently
    entertaining and commercial movies.
    He also became a prolific TV director, helming episodes of "Perry Mason,"
    "Rawhide," and "Have Gun-Will Travel," among others.
    He was the principal director of "Gunsmoke" during its
    first years on the air.

    1956:Man in the Vault 1957:The Abductors (starring his dad);
    1960:Freckles 1961:The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come 1963:
    McLintock! 1965:Shenandoah 1966:The Rare Breed 1967:
    The Way West 1968:Bandolero!, The Devil's Brigade 1969:
    The Undefeated 1970:Chisum 1971:
    Fools' Parade, One More Train to Rob, something big 1973:
    Cahill-United States Marshal 1975:Mitchell 1976:The Last Hard Men 1978:
    The Wild Geese 1980:The Sea Wolves, ffolkes 1984:
    Sahara 1989:Return to the River Kwai 1991:
    Eye of the Widow
    Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin,
    used by arrangement with Signet,
    a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.

    1. Return from the River Kwai (1989)
    2. Eye of the Widow (1989)
    3. "On Wings of Eagles" (1986) (mini) TV Series
    4. The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission (1985) (TV)
    5. Sahara (1983)
    6. Travis McGee (1983) (TV)
    ... aka Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea
    7. "The Blue and the Gray" (1982) (mini) TV Series
    8. The Shadow Riders (1982) (TV)
    ... aka Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders
    9. The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse (1980)
    ... aka The Sea Wolves
    10. North Sea Hijack (1980)
    ... aka Assault Force (USA: TV title)
    ... aka ffolkes (USA)
    11. Steiner - Das eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil (1979)
    ... aka Breakthrough (USA)
    ... aka Sergeant Steiner
    12. The Wild Geese (1978)
    13. Murder at the World Series (1977) (TV)
    ... aka The Woman in Box 359
    14. "The Fantastic Journey" (1977) TV Series
    15. "Code R" (1977) TV Series
    16. Trail of Danger (1977) (TV)
    17. The Last Hard Men (1976)
    18. Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (1976) (TV)
    ... aka Banjo Hackett
    19. Mitchell (1975)
    20. Stowaway to the Moon (1975) (TV)
    21. The Log of the Black Pearl (1975) (TV)
    22. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
    ... aka Cahill (UK)
    ... aka Wednesday Morning
    23. "Hec Ramsey" (1972) TV Series
    24. "Banacek" (1972) TV Series
    25. Fools' Parade (1971)
    ... aka Dynamite Man from Glory Jail (UK)
    26. One More Train to Rob (1971)
    27. Something Big (1971)
    28. Chisum (1970)
    29. The Undefeated (1969)
    30. Hellfighters (1968)
    31. Bandolero! (1968)
    32. The Devil's Brigade (1968)
    33. The Way West (1967)
    34. Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
    35. The Ballad of Josie (1967)
    36. The Rare Breed (1966)
    37. Shenandoah (1965)
    38. McLintock! (1963)
    39. "The Virginian" (1962) TV Series
    ... aka The Men from Shiloh (new title)
    40. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961)
    41. Freckles (1960)
    42. "Rawhide" (1959) TV Series
    43. "Hotel de Paree" (1959) TV Series
    44. "Perry Mason" (1957) TV Series
    45. "Have Gun - Will Travel" (1957) TV Series (116 episodes)
    46. The Abductors (1957) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    47. "Gunsmoke" (1955) TV Series (1956-1965)
    ... aka Gun Law (UK)
    ... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
    48. Man in the Vault (1956)
    49. Gun the Man Down (1956)
    ... aka Arizona Mission (USA: reissue title)

    Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
    1. Blood Alley (1955) (assistant director)
    ... aka William A. Wellman's Blood Alley (USA: complete title)
    2. Track of the Cat (1954) (assistant director)
    3. The High and the Mighty (1954) (assistant director)
    4. Island in the Sky (1953) (assistant director) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    5. Plunder of the Sun (1953) (assistant director)
    6. Fort Vengeance (1953) (assistant director) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    7. Kansas Pacific (1953) (assistant director) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    8. Big Jim McLain (1952) (assistant director) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    ... aka Jim McLain
    9. The Quiet Man (1952) (second assistant director)
    10. Here Come the Marines (1952) (assistant director) (as Andrew McLaglen)
    ... aka Tell It to the Marines
    11. Wild Stallion (1952/I) (assistant director) (uncredited)
    12. Bullfighter and the Lady (1951) (assistant director) (as Andy McLaglen)
    ... aka Torero (USA)
    13. Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) (assistant director)

    1. Fools' Parade (1971) (producer)
    ... aka Dynamite Man from Glory Jail (UK)
    2. Something Big (1971) (producer)
    3. Seven Men from Now (1956) (producer)

    Miscellaneous Crew
    1. The Making of 'The Quiet Man' (1992) (V) (thanks: photos)
    2. Dakota (1945) (production assistant) (uncredited)

    1. Paris Underground (1945) (as Andrew McLaglen) .... Sgt. McNair
    ... aka Madame Pimpernel (UK)
    2. Since You Went Away (1944) (uncredited) .... Former Plowboy

    Production Manager
    1. Hondo (1953) (unit production manager)

    1. The Quiet Man: The Joy of Ireland (2002) (V) .... Himself
    2. The Making of 'The Quiet Man' (1992) (V) .... Himself

    Notable TV Guest Appearances
    1. "This Is Your Life" playing "Himself" in episode: "Ken Curtis" 1 March 1972
    2. "This Is Your Life" playing "Himself" in episode: "Victor McLaglen" 28 October 1953

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 6 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Andrew McLaglen son of Victor, was part of the Ford clan,

    as an assistant director, than part of Duke's clan,
    as an asst. director, for the new Batjac,
    before becoming a fully pledged director in his own right.


    He directed 5 films with Duke,
    but was involved, as assistant in other Duke films.

    Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
    Chisum (1970)
    The Undefeated (1969)
    Hellfighters (1968)
    McLintock! (1963)
    Blood Alley (1955) (assistant director)
    The High and the Mighty (1954) (assistant director)
    Island in the Sky (1953) (assistant director)
    Hondo (1953) (unit production manager)
    Big Jim McLain (1952) (assistant director)
    The Quiet Man (1952) (second assistant director)
    Dakota(1945) (production assistant) (uncredited)

    Not a bad record with Duke,
    I think 3 good ones,
    1 OK one,
    and a poor one.

    Andrew was also director, of TV classics, like
    He was also in charge of films including James Stewart,

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Hi

    ASlthough not employed by Ford McLaglen worked as an assistant on the Quiet Man, and it was him who noticed that in the scene where following the wedding the villagers were bringing Mary's furniture to seans House.

    McLaglan noticed that the villagers were in their every day costumes and told Ford that after an all night party they would still be in their party clothes.

    Ford tapped an empty piece of paper in his shirt pocket and said I have already made a note of that.

    MacLaglen knew that Ford had done no such thing.



    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Hi Keith,
    Can you name them, I saw them all and can't clearly name what is ok one and what is the poor.
    You became very strict in charge of films last time.

  • Hi Vera,
    Not strict!!! just my thoughts,
    I thought the good ones were,


    The OK one was,

    and the poor one was,

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • One of my Christmas gifts was a set of all six seasons of The Adventures of Superman - you know, the one from back in the fifties, starring George Reeves.

    Anyway, episode 13 of season 1 has as the bad guy's girlfriend, Veda Ann Borg. She was, as you can see above, married to Andrew McLaglen. She was also in Big Jim McLain, as the blonde who referred to JW's character as "76" (as in 76 inches aka 6 ft. 4 in.). One more connection between Mr. McLaglen's wife and JW - she played Blind Nell Robertson in The Alamo!

  • I just got word that Andrew V. McLaglen, director in a lot of John Wayne movies has died on August 31, 2014. He was 94 years old. I found this in a newspaper from where he lived. So sad to see him go.

    R.I.P. Andrew. You directed so many great pictures, like McLintock!, Chisum, Cahill, U.S. Marshal.

    Cheers :cool: Hondo Duke Lane


    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

    - John Wayne quote

  • I learned today of the passing of one of the last men dedicated to the western film and a collaborator with Duke on many of his best efforts, including my favorite film The Quiet Man. Rest in Peace Andrew, may the angels take you into Paradise.



    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

  • I like most of his work. I'll watch today ''Chisum'' to honor his memory. One of my fave Duke movies.

    Rest In Peace.

    Break the law and he's the last man you want to see. And the last you ever will.