McLaglen helmed Murder at the World Series, a 1977 TV movie that reteamed him with Chisum actress Lynda Day George.
More DetailsHide DetailsMcLaglen 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 later moved to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington State, directing plays for San Juan Island Community Theater.
McLaglen and his first wife, Margarita Harrison, had one child: Sharon McLaglen Lannan (born 1944).
McLaglen and his second wife, actress Veda Ann Borg, had one child: Andrew Victor McLaglen II (August 3, 1954 - January 16, 2006).
McLaglen and his third wife, Sally Pierce, had two children: Josh McLaglen, an Assistant Director, and Mary McLaglen, a Production Manager and Producer.
After a few more assistant or second director jobs, McLaglen directed his first film, Man in the Vault (1956), which was followed by Gun The Man Down in 1956 - a western B-movie with James Arness, Angie Dickinson and Harry Carey, Jr..
More DetailsHide DetailsHe went on to work extensively in television directing, directing episodes of Perry Mason (7), Gunslinger (5), Rawhide (6), and then 116 episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, The Lieutenant (4), The Virginian (2), and 96 episodes of Gunsmoke.
He returned 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). He did mostly westerns, but later specialized 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.
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