I don't think McLaglen was 6'3". He didn't look it in "Sea Fury" with Stanley Baker.
Was it ever confirmed that McLaglen was pro-fascist? I know Ward Bond, Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan had the same charge levelled at them.
I can't speak for McLaglen but Cooper, Bond and Brennan were each politically conservative and vocal about it...and in Liberal Hollywood...even back then...that was reason to paint them as pro-Fascist. Today it's even worse...to be conservative in Hollywood merits blacklisting. John Wayne was very conservative as well but got along great with Liberals for the most part...even those who disagreed with him liked him personally and admired his professionalism.
So sad...the Leftists don't even know Fascism is a Left-wing form of politics and government. Hitler himself declared himself a Socialist. That makes Liberal heads explode when they hear the facts.