English-American Actor

Roddy McDowall

  • Sep 17, 1928 - Oct 03, 1998 (age 70)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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1998
A Bug's Life
MovieNov 14, 1998

A Bug's Life

At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect …
At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late.
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Roddy McDowall
PersonalOctober 1998

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall passed away.
1992
Batman: The Animated Series
TV ShowSep 5, 1992

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated …
Batman: The Animated Series is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. Developed by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Mitch Brian, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, it originally aired on Fox Kids from September 5, 1992, to September 15, 1995, with a total of 85 episodes. For the final fifteen episodes, the series was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin, which was also used for reruns of earlier episodes. The series became the first in the continuity of the shared DC animated universe; spawning further animated TV series, feature films, comic books and video games with most of the same creative talent.
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1989
Cutting Class
MovieMar 24, 1989

Cutting Class

A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.
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1988
Fright Night Part 2
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MovieOct 1, 1988

Fright Night Part 2

Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more …
Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires, out for revenge.
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1987
Overboard
MovieDec 16, 1987

Overboard

Dr Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her …
Dr Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joannard sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids.
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Dead of Winter
MovieJan 1, 1987

Dead of Winter

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen …
A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
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1985
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 9, 1985

Alice in Wonderland

Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where …
Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky (Tom McLoughlin), a monster that appears due to her being afraid.
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Fright Night
MovieAug 2, 1985

Fright Night

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his …
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama …
Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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1982
Tales of the Gold Monkey
TV ShowSep 22, 1982

Tales of the Gold Monkey

Tales of the Gold Monkey is …
Tales of the Gold Monkey is an American adventure drama television series broadcast in prime time on Wednesday nights by ABC from September 22, 1982 until June 1, 1983. The series featured the romance of early aviation, exotic locales, and cliff-hanging action. It was aired following the success of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark the previous year.
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Class of 1984
MovieJul 1, 1982

Class of 1984

A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends …
A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.
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Evil Under the Sun
MovieFeb 12, 1982

Evil Under the Sun

Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is called in to investigate a …
Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding a dead woman's body found on a moor, and then an important diamond sent to the company to be insured, turns out to be a fake. Poirot discovers that the diamond was bought for Arlena Marshall (Dame Diana Rigg) by Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), and Arlena is on her honeymoon with her husband and stepdaughter on a Mediterranean island hotel. He joins them on the island and finds that everybody else starts to hate Arlena for different reasons, refusing to do a stage show, stopping a book, and for having an open affair with Patrick Redfern (Nicholas Clay), another guest, in full view of his shy wife. So it's only a matter of time before Arlena turns up dead, strangled, and Poirot must find out who it is.
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1980
The Return of the King
MovieMay 11, 1980

The Return of the King

Two Hobbits struggle to …
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
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1978
The Cat from Outer Space
MovieJun 9, 1978

The Cat from Outer Space

Three scientists help an …
Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.
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Laserblast
MovieMar 1, 1978

Laserblast

A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms …
A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.
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1977
The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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The Fantastic Journey
TV ShowFeb 3, 1977

The Fantastic Journey

The Fantastic Journey is an …
The Fantastic Journey is an American science fiction television series that was originally aired on NBC from February 3 through June 16, 1977. Intended to run 13 episodes, as a mid-season replacement, NBC cancelled the series in April, after the ninth episode aired. A tenth episode, already produced, was burned off two months later.
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1974
Planet of the Apes
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes is a 1974 American science fiction …
Planet of the Apes is a 1974 American science fiction television series that aired on CBS. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle.
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1973
The Legend of Hell House
MovieJun 15, 1973

The Legend of Hell House

A team consisting of a …
A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.
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Battle for the Planet of the Apes
MovieJun 15, 1973

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Ten years after a worldwide …
Ten years after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
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Barnaby Jones
TV ShowJan 28, 1973

Barnaby Jones

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring …
Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles, California. The show was introduced as a midseason replacement on the CBS network and broadcast from 1973 to 1980. Halfway through the series run, Mark Shera was added to the cast as the cousin of Ebsen's character, who joins the firm. William Conrad guest-starred as Frank Cannon of Cannon on the first Barnaby Jones episode, "Requiem for a Son", and the 1975 two-part crossover episodes, "The Deadly Conspiracy". The series was produced by QM Productions (with Woodruff Productions in the final two seasons). It had the second-longest QM series run (seven and a half seasons), following the nine years of The FBI. The series bore the Quinn Martin trademark where commercial breaks divided each episode into four "acts," concluding with an epilogue. The opening credits were narrated by Hank Simms.
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1972
The Poseidon Adventure
MovieDec 12, 1972

The Poseidon Adventure

A passenger ship, on her …
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
MovieDec 1, 1972

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

A no account outlaw …
A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and unpredictable notions Roy Bean distinguishes between lawbreakers and lawgivers by way of his pistols.
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
MovieJun 29, 1972

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

In a futuristic world that has …
In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
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1971
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
MovieOct 7, 1971

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

An apprentice witch, three …
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in World War II.
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes
MovieMay 21, 1971

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

The world is shocked by the …
The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
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1968
5 Card Stud
MovieJul 10, 1968

5 Card Stud

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western mystery film directed by …
5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western mystery film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum. The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also wrote the screenplay of True Grit for Hathaway the following year.
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Columbo
TV ShowFeb 20, 1968

Columbo

Columbo (/kəˈlʌmboʊ/) is an American crime drama …
Columbo (/kəˈlʌmboʊ/) is an American crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. After two pilot episodes, the show originally aired on NBC from 1971 to 1978 as one of the rotating programs of The NBC Mystery Movie. Columbo then aired less frequently on ABC from 1989 to 2003.
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Planet of the Apes
MovieFeb 8, 1968

Planet of the Apes

Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes …
Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.
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1967
The Carol Burnett Show
TV ShowSep 11, 1967

The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show is …
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. Original episodes ran from 1967 to 1978. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway became a regular after Waggoner left the series. In 1977, Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman but it was agreed that it was not a match and he left after 10 episodes. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in the fall of 1991. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 primetime Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
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It!
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MovieJul 1, 1967

It!

After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director …
After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed - only one statue withstood the fire mysteriously undamaged. Suddenly ...
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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
MovieMar 3, 1967

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

A young man from Boston …
A young man from Boston heads west to join the California gold rush with the hopes of restoring his family fortune, but his dedicated butler sets out to find him and bring him home.
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The Invaders
TV ShowJan 10, 1967

The Invaders

The Invaders is an American science-fiction television …
The Invaders is an American science-fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1967 to 1968. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent, who tries to thwart an in-progress alien invasion despite the disbelief of officials and the general public. The series was a Quinn Martin production.
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1966
Lord Love a Duck
MovieFeb 21, 1966

Lord Love a Duck

High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to …
High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail waitress. Right beside her, though, is her best friend and Svengali, Alan. He helps her get 12 cashmere sweaters, a job in the principal's office, spring break at Balboa, and more. Along the way, the satire bites teen mores, beach-blanket bikini movies, adults in charge, the country-club set, Christian-youth programs, older men's fantasies, and teen girls' innocence.
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Batman
TV ShowJan 12, 1966

Batman

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, …
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of archvillains. It is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, and its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality (aimed at its largely teenage audience). This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk. It was described by executive producer William Dozier as the only situation comedy on the air without a laugh track. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third. In 2016, television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz ranked Batman as the 82nd greatest American television show of all time.
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1965
Inside Daisy Clover
MovieDec 22, 1965

Inside Daisy Clover

Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of …
Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment.
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That Darn Cat!
MovieDec 2, 1965

That Darn Cat!

A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to …
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act.
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The Loved One
MovieOct 11, 1965

The Loved One

Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet …
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.
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The Greatest Story Ever Told
MovieFeb 15, 1965

The Greatest Story Ever Told

An all-star, large scale epic …
An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
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1964
Nomination1964

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Seri…

Nominated for "Arrest and Trial".
Nomination1964

Outstanding Single Performance By An …

Nominated for "Arrest and Trial".
Primetime Emmy Award
1963
Cleopatra
MovieJun 12, 1963

Cleopatra

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph …
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1963

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Cleopatra".
Golden Globe Award
1962
The Longest Day
MovieSep 25, 1962

The Longest Day

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion …
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
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1961
Award1961

Outstanding Performance In A Supportin…

Won award for "Equitable's American Heritage".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1961

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Equitable's American Heritage".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1961

Outstanding Performance In A Supportin…

Nominated for "NBC Sunday Showcase".
Primetime Emmy Award
1960
Award1960

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Won award for "The Fighting Cock".
Tony Award
Nomination1960

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Fighting Cock".
Tony Award
1959
The Twilight Zone
TV ShowOct 2, 1959

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on …
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
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1950
Killer Shark
MovieMar 19, 1950

Killer Shark

A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his …
A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat. When his inexperience results in an accident in which his father and a crewman are badly injured, he tries to make up for it by rounding up another crew and going back out on the hunt. However, things don't turn out quite the way he planned.
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1946
Holiday in Mexico
MovieAug 15, 1946

Holiday in Mexico

The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a …
The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a Mexican pianist (Jose Iturbi) old enough to be her grandfather.
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1944
The White Cliffs of Dover
MovieMay 11, 1944

The White Cliffs of Dover

London based American …
London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood (Irene Dunne), is at a hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of wounded soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II (Peter Lawford), who resembles his father in appearance and temperament, is not amongst those wounded. As she waits, she remembers back to World War I when her husband, the former Sir John Ashwood (Alan Marshal), was enlisted, and the waiting she endured on any news from and about him while he was away in battle. From a humble background, Sue almost didn't meet Sir John, let alone marry him, as she and her father, Hiram Porter Dunn (Frank Morgan), the publisher of a small daily newspaper, were only in London in April 1914 on a two week vacation - her first trip - that was not going very well when by happenstance she got invited on her last day in London to the King's ball, where Sir John was awaiting the arrival of another young woman with whom he was supposed to keep company for the evening. Despite being mutually attracted to each other, the patriotic Sue didn't know whether she could leave the United States and get accustomed to John's family's aristocratic manners, as well as the English customs in general. She also thinks back to approximately ten years earlier when she was urged by her father to return to the States on the inevitability that the Germans would once again be the aggressors in a war. Through it all, Sue is a proud American, despite having lived the better part of her adult life in England.
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1943
Lassie Come Home
MovieOct 7, 1943

Lassie Come Home

Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to …
Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce). However, Lassie (Pal), the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him.
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My Friend Flicka
MovieMay 26, 1943

My Friend Flicka

Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He …
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay....
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1941
How Green Was My Valley
MovieOct 28, 1941

How Green Was My Valley

At the turn of the century in a …
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
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1928
Roddy McDowall
BirthSeptember 1928

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall was born.
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