Wednesday, September 3, 2014

RIP Andrew V. McLaglen

Producer, production manager, director, assistant director, Andrew V. McLaglen, a specialist with the sagebrush who directed John Wayne in four films and helmed scores of episodes of the classic CBS Western series 'Gunsmoke', 'Have Gun — Will Travel' and 'Rawhide', has died. He was 94. McLaglen died at his Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Washington home on Saturday August 30, 2014  Andrew also directed Jimmy Stewart in "Shenandoah", "The Rare Breed" and "Bandolero!". What's his Euro-western connection? He was part of a German TV documentary on the film he directed "Bandolero!" called 'Die Cowboy-Stadt' in 1970.

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