Thursday, September 4, 2014

Andrew V. McLaglen, 1920-2014

The death was announced on Tuesday of director Andrew V. McLaglen, who died last weekend at the age of 94. McLaglen was the son of Oscar-winning actor Victor McLaglen. McLaglen started his career in the mid 1950s with movies like Man in the Vault, which has William Campbell as a locksmith who decides to take the contents of a mob safety deposit box for himself, which of course turns out to be a rather foolish decision.

McLaglen worked in TV and movies throughout the next 25 years, making films such as NcClintock! and Chisum with John Wayne, and Shenandoan and Bandolero! with James Stewart. There's also the World War II action film The Devil's Brigade.

I don't know if TCM is ever going to have a tribute to him, but it would be nice to see a night's worth of his movies.

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livius1 said...

A night's worth of programming would be a nice, fitting tribute to McLaglen.

Colin