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George Macready

George Macready

Birthdate: August 29, 1899

Deathdate: July 2, 1973

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Peabody Macready, Jr. (August 29, 1899 – July 2, 1973), was an American stage, film, and television actor often cast in roles as polished villains. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Macready, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

Cynthia Nelson (Mariette Hartley), a teacher at the local orphanage, talks with a pastor while watching the sun set before getting ready for a fund raising costume party. Cynthia mentions the "Santa Ana Winds"; while she thinks nothing of the weather, the pastor sees them as an evil omen. One of ...

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

The scenario opens with narration by character actor George Macready (whose son Michael produced the film) about superstition and the abilities of vampires. A truck is loaded at the Port of Los Angeles, and as it climbs to a gated mansion in the California hills the cargo is revealed to be a coff...

The Great Race (1965)

The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) are competing daredevils at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie is the classic hero – always dressed in white, handsome, ever-courteous, enormously talented and successful. Leslie's nemesis, Fate, is the traditional melodramatic vil...

The Human Duplicators (1965)

The plot involves a giant alien named Dr. Kolos (Richard Kiel) who is dispatched to Earth from a faraway galaxy on orders to create android doppelgängers by employing the scientific services of hypnotized cyberneticist Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer (George Macready). This mission of colonization is thw...

Dead Ringer (1964)

At the funeral of her husband Frank, wealthy widow Margaret Da Lorca (Bette Davis), meets her twin sister, Edith Phillips (also played by Davis), from whom she has been estranged for years. We learn that the sisters fell out over Margaret's marriage to Da Lorca, who originally courted Edith but h...

Where Love Has Gone (1964)

The film begins with headlines stating that 15-year-old Danielle Miller (Joey Heatherton) has murdered a man, who was the latest lover of her mother Valerie Hayden (Susan Hayward). Danny's father, Luke Miller (Mike Connors) describes the events that led to the tragedy. Near the end of World War I...

Seven Days in May (1964)

US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Taras Bulba (1962)

The film opens with a battle raging between the Turks and the Poles. The Poles are losing until the Cossacks arrive to save the day. However, it turns out that the Poles were merely holding back so that they could treacherously attack the Cossacks after they won the battle for them. As a result, ...

The Alligator People (1959)

After she is administered the drug pentothal by psychiatrists Dr. Erik Lorimer and Dr. Wayne McGregor, nurse Jane Marvin recalls a series events from her forgotten past when she was known as Joyce Webster. Joyce has just married a young man named Paul Webster. Aboard their honeymoon train, Paul r...

Paths of Glory (1957)

The film begins with a voiceover describing the trench warfare situation of World War I up to 1916; immediately following this is a scene in which General George Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), a member of the French General Staff, asks his subordinate, the ambitious General Mireau (George Macready), ...

A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father's mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he'll take ca...

Thunder Over Arizona (1956)

Ervin Plummer-played by the estimable George Macready, who like his good friend Vincent Price was a man of culture and erudition who specialised in bad guy roles-is a grasping avaricious businessman with a hunger for gold.

Vera Cruz (1954)

During the Franco-Mexican War, ex-Confederate soldier Ben Trane (Cooper) travels to Mexico seeking a job as a mercenary. He falls in with Joe Erin (Lancaster), a lethal gunslinger who heads a gang of cutthroats (including Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Charles Bronson, and Archie Savage). They are ...

The Golden Blade (1953)

The movie opens with a raging desert battle between the cities of Basra and Baghdad, during which Harun's (Rock Hudson)father, Basran is fatally wounded. Before he dies, he gives his son a medallion he has pulled from his killer's neck, and urges him to somehow end the senseless killings. Harun r...

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Jeff Travis (Randolph Scott), a former spy for Quantrill's Raiders, rides to Arizona to start a new life. Finding that his reputation has preceded him, crooked Jules Mourret (George Macready) hires him to monitor a series of gold shipments, in preparation for a major robbery. Travis falls in love...

Julius Caesar (1953)

Julius Caesar is a 1953 MGM film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. The original music score is by Miklós Rózsa. The film stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, John ...

The Green Glove (1952)

The Green Glove (1952) is an action adventure film starring Glenn Ford, directed by Rudolph Maté and released by United Artists. Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper who travels to France after the end of World War II to try to recover a jewel-encrusted glove that had been stolen from a co...

Detective Story (1951)

The film begins with the arrest of a shoplifter (Lee Grant in her first film role) and her booking at the 21st police precinct in New York City. Outside, Det. Jim McLeod (Kirk Douglas) is sharing a romantic moment with his wife Mary (Eleanor Parker), and they discuss the children they are plannin...

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

The film begins with a pre-credit sequence depicting Operation Flipper, a British commando raid whose aim is to assassinate Rommel. It fails. After the credits, the story is introduced by narrator Michael Rennie, who dubs the voice of then Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond Young, who plays himself in t...

The Nevadan (1950)

United States Marshal Andrew Barclay (Randolph Scott) arranges the escape of outlaw Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) in order to locate the $250,000 in gold stolen by Tanner in stagecoach robbery. Tanner notices he's being followed by Barclay, whose appearance suggests he is a greenhorn. Tanner ambush...