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Roddy McDowall

Director, Actor

Man HuntMan Hunt (1941)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders
A Fritz Lang–directed thriller set in Europe just prior to World War II – the first of the German exile's four anti–Nazi films, and…
Lassie Come HomeLassie Come Home (1943) Recommended
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Brilliant emotional manipulation for all the family, with the impoverished parents of Roddy McDowall forced to sell their beloved Collie, who…
White Cliffs of Dover, TheWhite Cliffs of Dover, The (1944)
Dir. Clarence Brown
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Irene Dunne
Patriotic sentiment up full–bore, this extended saga of English–American fraternising over both World Wars, has Irene Dunne and family…
Keys of the Kingdom, TheKeys of the Kingdom, The (1944)
Dir. John M. Stahl
Feat. Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price
Quietly powerful drama about a devout Catholic priest (played by a young Gregory Peck) who travels to China to establish a parish. Through…
My Friend FlickaMy Friend Flicka (1945)
Dir. Harold Schuster
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson
Rancher lad Roddy McDowall is finally allowed a horse of his own, but chooses a wild, unmanageable colt, whose trust he only slowly, and painfully,…
MacbethMacbeth (1948) Recommended
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Roddy McDowall
An expressionistic version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, with Welles in the title role. Shot quickly and on the cheap, this is notoriously…
Midnight LaceMidnight Lace (1960)
Dir. David Miller
Feat. Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin
Suave thriller with a strong dramatic performance for Day who plays a newly–wed in Paris taunted and pursued by a stalker.
Greatest Story Ever Told, TheGreatest Story Ever Told, The (1965)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia
Not the greatest movie ever made, however one might get a kick out of spotting all the famous faces in this reverant, picturesque epic about the life…
That Darn Cat!That Darn Cat! (1965)
Dir. Robert Stevenson
Feat. Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine
One of the very best Disney live–action comedies, has Hayley Mills and her Siamese cat help solve a bank–robbery and kidnapping case.…
Loved One, TheLoved One, The (1965)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer
Satirical take on the funeral business in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery. Doing for funerals what that DR…

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