This son of Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen learned the craft of directing apprenticing with the likes of John Ford, Budd Boetticher and William A Wellman. Ford had directed his father's O...
Director Andrew V. Mclaglen has died at the age of 94. The son of former professional boxer and Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen passed away on Saturday (30Aug14) at his home in Washington.
McLaglen worked with John Wayne on five films including McLintock! and The Undefeated and James Stewart on four including The Rare Breed and Bandolero!.
He also directed Doris Day and Peter Graves in The Ballad of Josie, Kirk Douglas in The Way West and Dean Martin in Something Big.
In addition to his film work, McLaglen directed several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Perry Mason.
Signed long-term contract with CBS-TV, where he directed episodes of such series as "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide" and "Perry Mason"
With Wayne's brother Robert Morrison, co-produced Boetticher's "Seven Men From Now"
Last feature to date, "L'oeil de la veuve/Eye of the Widow" (filmed in 1989 and 1990)
Directed his father in "The O'Hare Story" episode of "Have Gun--Will Travel"
TV-movie debut, "Stowaway to the Moon" (CBS)
Last TV project to date, the NBC miniseries "On Wings of Eagles"
Helmed CBS movie sequel, "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission", with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel repeating their roles from the 1967 feature
Worked for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for four years
Executive produced and directed "Sahara", starring Brooke Shields
Directed "Louis L'Amour's 'The Shadow Riders'", a CBS movie starring Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
Served as assistant director to William A Wellman on "Track of the Cat", "The High and Mighty" and "Blood Alley"; the latter two starred John Wayne
Helmed "The Wild Geese", a silly but entertaining action yarn starring Richards Burton and Harris, along with Roger Moore
Helmed Disney movie, "Monkeys Go Home!"
Reteamed with Wayne for "The Undefeated"
Third film with Wayne, "Chisum"
Began working as a production assistant at Republic Pictures
Worked as an assistant director on Budd Boetticher's "Bullfighter and the Lady"; produced by John Wayne
First time directing Wayne, "McLintock!"
TV miniseries debut, "The Blue and the Gray" (CBS)
Fourth and final film with Wayne, "Cahill, United States Marshall"
Moved to the USA
Directed "Shenandoah", starring James Stewart
Helmed "Incident of the Shambling Man" episode of "Rawhide", starring his father
First feature films as director, "Gun the Man Down" and "Man in the Vault"
Assistant director to John Ford on "The Quiet Man"; starring Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Victor McLaglen
Directed his father in "The Abductors"
This son of Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen learned the craft of directing apprenticing with the likes of John Ford, Budd Boetticher and William A Wellman. Ford had directed his father's Oscar-winning performance in "The Informer" (1935) and given the elder McLaglen new life in the cavalry trilogy ("Fort Apache" 1948, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" 1949 and "Rio Grande" 1950), which brought the six-foot-seven-and-one-half-inch Andrew V McLaglen in contact with John Wayne, inaugurating their long association. The actor produced Boetticher's "Bullfighter and the Lady" (1951) and starred in Ford's "The Quiet Man" (1952) and Wellman's "The High and Mighty" (1954) and "Blood Alley" (1955), all with the younger McLaglen as assistant director. The 'Duke' would later star in four pictures helmed by Andrew, beginning with "McLintock!" (1963), sort of a Western "Taming of the Shrew" reteaming him with frequent co-star Maureen O'Hara, and including "The Undefeated" (1969), "Chisum" (1970) and "Cahill, United States Marshall" (1973).
Enid Mary McLaglen
Andrew Victor McLaglen Jr
married in 1946, divorced in 1957; second wife
won Oscar for "The Informer"; born in 1883; died in 1959; lasted six rounds with heavyweight champ Jack Johnson in Vancouver
executive produced "Hope Floats" (1998); appeared in father's "Chisum"; worked crew on several of his films, beginning with "The Wild Geese" (1977)
first assistant director to James Cameron on "Titantic" (1997); appeared in his father's "Chisum" (1970)