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Ranald MacDougall

Ranald MacDougall

Birthdate: March 10, 1915

Deathdate: December 12, 1973


We're No Angels (1989)

A couple of 1930s Great Depression-era convicts, Ned and Jim, jailed on never-specified charges and abused by a ruthless warden, are dragged along when a vicious killer named Bobby escapes the electric chair. The two end up in a town near the Canadian border, where they are mistaken for a pair of...

Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970)

In the film, a simple-minded blacksmith named Charley, well loved by the townsfolk, saves for a year to send off for a mail-order bride. However, when Charley, accompanied by many of the townsfolk, gather at the train station to greet the woman on her scheduled arrival date, Charley is publicly e...

Dark of the Sun (1968)

Sometime in the mid-1960's, mercenary Bruce Curry (Rod Taylor) is hired by Congolese President Ubi (Calvin Lockhart) supposedly to rescue the European residents of an isolated town about to be attacked by rebel Simbas. But in reality his pressing mission is to retrieve diamonds, worth fifty milli...

Cleopatra (1963)

The film opens in 48 BC shortly after the Battle of Pharsalus where Julius Caesar has defeated Pompey. Pompey flees to Egypt, hoping to enlist the support of the young Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII and his sister Cleopatra. Caesar pursues and meets the teenage Ptolemy and the boy's advisers, who seem to d...

The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

African-American coal mine inspector Ralph Burton (Harry Belafonte) becomes trapped underground in a cave-in while inspecting a mine in Pennsylvania. He can hear rescuers digging towards him, but after a few days they slow down and then stop completely. Alarmed, he digs his own way out. Reaching ...

Man on Fire (1957)

Two years after her divorce from wealthy businessman Earl Carleton, ex-wife Gwen wants to regain custody of their son, Ted, who is devoted to his father. Gwen's new husband Bryan Seward works for the State Department. Gwen intimates that Earl made threats to harm Seward's career if she tried to g...

Queen Bee (1955)

Eva Phillips (Joan Crawford) dominates her Georgia mansion and her husband Avery (Barry Sullivan), an alcoholic mill owner who hates his wife. A cousin, Jennifer Stewart (Lucy Marlow), visits and watches in horror as Eva maneuvers to prevent the marriage of Avery's sister Carol (Betsy Palmer) to ...

We're No Angels (1955)

Three convicts - Joseph, Albert and Jules - escape from prison on Devil's Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to the store of the Ducotels - Felix and Amelie, and their daughter Isabelle - the only store that gives supplies on credit. While there, th...

Secret of the Incas (1954)

An Incan legend states that the Inca Empire was destroyed by the gods when a gold and jeweled starburst was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago, and that the ancient civilization will be reborn once the treasure is returned. Harry Steele (Charlton Heston), an adventurer, is seeking th...

The Naked Jungle (1954)

In 1901, mail order bride Joanna (Eleanor Parker), a New Orleans woman, arrives at the South American cocoa plantation to meet her new husband, plantation owner Christopher Leiningen (Charlton Heston), whom she has married by proxy. Leiningen is cold and remote to her, rebuffing all her attempts ...

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell is a 1951 comedy film, the third and final one starring Clifton Webb as Lynn Belvedere. Mr. Belvedere lies about his age and lives in a senior citizens home to determine if there was any point in growing old. As a result, he inspires the residents of the senior citize...

Bright Leaf (1950)

In 1894, poor but arrogant Brant Royle (Gary Cooper) returns to his hometown of Kingsmont, North Carolina, to settle his recently deceased uncle's estate. Years before, he had been driven out by powerful tobacco plantation owner Major Singleton (Donald Crisp) for daring to fall in love with Singl...

The Breaking Point (1950)

Garfield plays Harry Morgan, a penniless fishing hire proprietor whose business is on the skids and whose family is feeling the economic pinch. He begins to work with a shady lawyer, Duncan (Wallace Ford), who persuades him to run illegal immigrants into California. Harry also begins a flirtation...

Stage Fright (1950)

Eve Gill (Jane Wyman), an aspiring actress studying at RADA, is interrupted in the middle of a rehearsal by her friend, actor Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd). The frantic Jonathan explains that he is the secret lover of flamboyant stage actress/singer, Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich). He claim...

The Hasty Heart (1949)

It tells the story of a group of wounded Allied soldiers in a mobile surgery unit at the end of World War II who, after initial resentment and ostracism, rally around a loner, a heretofore surly, unappreciative Scot when they find out he is dying. The film stars Ronald Reagan as the American, Pat...

The Unsuspected (1947)

The story involves a woman who is found dead hanging from a chandelier in a posh mansion occupied by Victor Grandison, a popular "true crime" radio story host.

Possessed (1947)

A woman is found wandering Los Angeles, unable to say anything other than "David." Admitted to hospital, she is coaxed into recounting her life. Louise Howell is an emotionally unstable woman working as a nurse to the invalid wife of Dean Graham in the Graham home. Louise is in love with neighbor...

Objective, Burma! (1945)

A group of United States Army paratroopers led by Captain Nelson (Errol Flynn) are dropped into Burma to locate and destroy a camouflaged Japanese Army radar station that is detecting Allied aircraft flying into China. For their mission, they are assigned Gurkha guides, a Chinese Army Captain an...

Mildred Pierce (1945)

While the novel is told by a third-person narrator in strict chronological order, the film uses voice-over narration (the voice of Mildred). The story is framed by the questioning of Mildred by police after they discover the body of her second husband, Monte Beragon. The film, in noir fashion, o...