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Andrew Victor McLaglen (born 28 July 1920) is a British-American film and television director and former actor. Andrew McLaglen was born in London, the son of British actor Victor McLaglen and Enid Lamont. He was from a film family that included eight uncles and an aunt, and he grew up on movie sets with his parents as well as John Wayne and John Ford. After working as an assistant director on a few smaller films, Ford gave him the assistant director job on the film The Quiet Man (1952). After a few more assistant or second director jobs, McLaglen directed his first film Gun The Man Down in 1956 - a western B-movie with James Arness, Angie Dickinson and Harry Carey, Jr.. He went on to work extensively in television directing, directing episodes of Perry Mason (7), Gunslinger (5), Rawhide (6), and then 99 episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, The Lieutenant (4), The Virginian (2), and 96 episodes of Gunsmoke. Returning to films - directing Shenandoah (1965) and The Rare Breed (1966), both with James Stewart; The Devil's Brigade (1968), Mitchell (1975), The Wild Geese (1978), North Sea Hijack (1979), and The Sea Wolves (1980), mostly westerns, but later specializing in war or action films, his last being Return from the River Kwai (1989). He also worked many times with John Wayne in such films as McLintock! (1963), Hellfighters (1968), The Undefeated (1969), Chisum (1970), and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973). He also directed The Last Hard Men (1976) which starred Charlton Heston and James Coburn. McLaglen directed films in an assortment of categories, including crime, war, historical and comedy, but he was most frequently a director of Westerns, and would be among the last of the American film directors to specialize in the Western genre. He currently resides in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington State, directing plays for San Juan Island Community Theater.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Andrew Victor McLaglen (born 28 July 1920) is a British-American film and television director and former actor. Andrew McLaglen was born in London, the son of British actor Victor McLaglen and Enid Lamont. He was from a film family that included eight uncles and an aunt, and he grew up on movie sets with his parents as well as John Wayne and John Ford. After working as an assistant director on a few smaller films, Ford gave him the assistant director job on the film The Quiet Man (1952). After a few more assistant or second director jobs, McLaglen directed his first film Gun The Man Down in 1956 - a western B-movie with James Arness, Angie Dickinson and Harry Carey, Jr.. He went on to work extensively in television directing, directing episodes of Perry Mason (7), Gunslinger (5), Rawhide (6), and then 99 episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, The Lieutenant (4), The Virginian (2), and 96 episodes of Gunsmoke. Returning to films - directing Shenandoah (1965) and The Rare Breed (1966), both with James Stewart; The Devil's Brigade (1968), Mitchell (1975), The Wild Geese (1978), North Sea Hijack (1979), and The Sea Wolves (1980), mostly westerns, but later specializing in war or action films, his last being Return from the River Kwai (1989). He also worked many times with John Wayne in such films as McLintock! (1963), Hellfighters (1968), The Undefeated (1969), Chisum (1970), and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973). He also directed The Last Hard Men (1976) which starred Charlton Heston and James Coburn. McLaglen directed films in an assortment of categories, including crime, war, historical and comedy, but he was most frequently a director of Westerns, and would be among the last of the American film directors to specialize in the Western genre. He currently resides in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington State, directing plays for San Juan Island Community Theater.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1920-07-28

Day of Death 2014-08-30

Place of Birth London, England, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Andrew Victor McLaglen
  • Andrew McLaglen
  • Andy McLaglen

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1991 Eye of the Widow Director
1989 Return from the River Kwai Director
1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Director
1983 Sahara Director
1982 The Blue and the Gray (3 episodes)Director
1982 The Shadow Riders Director
1980 The Sea Wolves Director
1980 Ffolkes Director
1979 Breakthrough Director
1978 The Wild Geese Director
1977 Murder at the World Series Director
1977 The Fantastic Journey (1 episode)Director
1976 Royce Director
1976 The Last Hard Men Director
1975 Mitchell Director
1975 Stowaway to the Moon Director
1974 Amy Prentiss (1 episode)Director
1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal Director
1972 Hec Ramsey (1 episode)Director
1971 Something Big Director
1971 Fools' Parade Director
1971 One More Train to Rob Director
1970 Chisum Director
1969 The Undefeated Director
1968 Hellfighters Director
1968 Bandolero! Director
1968 The Devil's Brigade Director
1967 The Way West Director
1967 Monkeys, Go Home! Director
1967 The Ballad of Josie Director
1966 The Rare Breed Director
1965 Shenandoah Director
1963 McLintock! Director
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1 episode)Director
1963 The Lieutenant (4 episodes)Director
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)Director
1961 Everglades (1 episode)Director
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney (2 episodes)Director
1961 The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come Director
1961 Gunslinger (5 episodes)Director
1960 Freckles Director
1959 Rawhide (5 episodes)Director
1957 Perry Mason (7 episodes)Director
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (100 episodes)Director
1957 The Abductors Director
1956 Man in the Vault Director
1956 Gun The Man Down Director
1955 Gunsmoke (93 episodes)Director

Acting

1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1944 Since You Went Away as Former Plowboy (uncredited)

Production

1971 Something Big Producer
1956 Seven Men from Now Producer

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