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John McGiver

John McGiver

Birthdate: November 5, 1913

Deathdate: September 9, 1975

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Irwin McGiver (November 5, 1913 – September 9, 1975) was a character actor who made more than a hundred appearances in television and motion pictures over a two-decade span from 1955 to 1975. The owl-faced, portly actor with the mid-Atlantic accent was known for his performances as the religious fanatic Mr. O'Daniel in the film Midnight Cowboy; as the kindly Tiffany's s... ...detailed bio


The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

The 1975 film costars Tim Conway and Don Knotts as a pair of bumbling holdup men who try to steal gold, but are later offered it by a group of children. Conway and Knotts play the leads in the 1979 sequel (The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again), in which Bixby and the rest of the original cast – wi...

Mame (1974)

At the reading of the will of young Patrick Dennis's (Kirby Furlong) late father by a trustee, Mr. Babcock (John McGiver), it is revealed that Patrick is to be left in the care of his aunt, Mame Dennis (Lucille Ball), as well as his nanny, Agnes Gooch (Jane Connell). The two take a train to New Y...

Lawman (1971)

The film starts with a scene common to many Westerns, cowboys in a drunken state shooting up a town and wreaking havoc. The rowdies are from the town of Sabbath and are visiting the town of Bannock for a little recreation that gets out of hand. The town's marshal, Jered Maddox, rides into Sabbat...

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Joe Buck (Jon Voight), a young Texan, works as a dishwasher. As the film opens, Joe dresses like a rodeo cowboy, packs a suitcase, and quits his job. He heads to New York City in the hope of leading the life of a male prostitute. Joe's naïveté becomes evident quickly. Initially unsuccessful, he f...

The Spirit is Willing (1967)

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Fitzwilly (1967)

Claude Fitzwilliam serves as butler to Miss Victoria Woodworth (Edith Evans), an elderly heiress whose tremendous wealth is a myth fostered by Fitzwilliam; her financier father actually left her less than $200. "Fitzwilly" has been leading the household staff on numerous thefts, raids and swindle...

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Axel Nordstrom manages a glass-bottom boat tourist operation in the waters of Santa Catalina Island, California. His widowed daughter, Jennifer Nelson, occasionally helps by donning a mermaid's costume and swimming underneath his boat for the passengers' amusement. One day, Jennifer accidentally ...

Marriage on the Rocks (1965)

After nineteen years of marriage, Dan Edwards' wife Val is exasperated with his lack of attention to her and the amount of attention he pays to a Los Angeles advertising agency that he runs with his friend, Ernie Brewer, a laid-back second-in-command. Once an exciting man, Dan has become a bore t...

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Roger Willoughby is a well-known fishing expert who works for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Abigail Page is a brash and flighty public relations woman. Page is determined to secure Willoughby's participation in a prestigious fishing tournament, only to discover that Willoughby is a phony—he's never fis...

Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

A father is overprotective toward his teenage daughter as she leaves home to go to college and study abroad in Paris.

Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

The rich Mrs. Tuttle (Agnes Moorehead) is upset that her daughter Barbara (Jill St. John) is engaged to a man beneath their social stature, Norman Phiffier (Jerry Lewis). Phiffier, a dog walker, is as awkward socially as he is physically. Mrs. Tuttle despises Phiffier but she arranges for him to ...

Johnny Cool (1963)

Johnny Colini, an exiled American living in Rome, rescues Salvatore Giordano, a young Sicilian outlaw, from the police. After Giordano is groomed, polished, and renamed "Johnny Cool," Colini sends him on a mission of vengeance to the United States to assassinate the men who plotted his downfall a...

Period of Adjustment (1962)

Two married couples are both having a period of difficulty in their relationship. Isabel (Jane Fonda) and George Haverstick (Jim Hutton) are having a problem because George has bouts of performance anxiety. The second couple, Ralph (Anthony Franciosa) and Dorothea Baitz (Lois Nettleton), have the...

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Mr. Hobbs is an overworked banker whose wife Peggy plans a quiet seaside vacation with their family, including the grown daughters, family cook, sons-in-law and grandchildren. What he finds upon reaching their vacation destination is a very dilapidated beach house with nosy neighbors. Complicat...

Who's Got the Action? (1962)

The gambling habit of lawyer Steve Flood (Dean Martin) is beginning to get on the nerves of his wife Melanie (Lana Turner), who initially suspects him of marital infidelity. When she learns about the gambling, Melanie talks Steve's law partner Clint Morgan (Eddie Albert), an old flame, into helpi...

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

During the Korean War, the Soviets capture an American platoon and take them to Manchuria in Communist China. After the war, the soldiers return to the United States, and Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is credited with saving their lives in combat. Upon the recommendation of the pl...

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

One early morning, a yellow taxi pulls up at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and elegantly dressed Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) emerges. Standing outside the shop window looking into the windows, she nibbles on pastry and drinks coffee she brought with her, then strolls home t...

Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961)

Two platonic college friends (Sands, Toby Michaels) spend a weekend away together. Michaels is romanced by a member of the coast guard (Fabian).

The Gazebo (1959)

Television writer and director Elliott Nash (Glenn Ford) is being blackmailed by Dan Shelby over nude photographs of his wife Nell (Debbie Reynolds), taken when she was eighteen years old. Elliott does not inform Nell, the star of a Broadway musical, what is going on, but works feverishly to make...

I Married a Woman (1958)

I Married a Woman is a 1958 American comedy film made in 1956, starring George Gobel and Diana Dors. The movie also features John Wayne in a cameo role as himself. It was filmed in RKO-Scope and black and white except for one of Wayne's two scenes, which was shot in Technicolor. The film's origin...