The best movies with Roddy McDowall

List of the 10 best movies starring Roddy McDowall, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Midnight Lace
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Midnight Lace

Role in movie: Malcolm
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his 1960 thriller, set in London, stars Doris Day as a wife who begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

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The White Cliffs of Dover
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The White Cliffs of Dover

Role in movie: John Ashwood II as a Boy
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n American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.

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Lassie Come Home
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Lassie Come Home

Role in movie: Joe Carraclough
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ard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling. However, Lassie, the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Carraclough boy and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him.

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The Poseidon Adventure
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The Poseidon Adventure

Role in movie: Acres
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he Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.

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A Bug's Life
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A Bug's Life

Role in movie: Mr. Soil (voice)
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n behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

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How Green Was My Valley
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How Green Was My Valley

Role in movie: Huw Morgan (as Master Roddy McDowall)
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t 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. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives.

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The Big Country
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The Big Country

Role in movie: Hannassey Watchman (uncredited)
R

etired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

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The Longest Day
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The Longest Day

Role in movie: Pvt. Morris
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he retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"

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Planet of the Apes
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Planet of the Apes

Role in movie: Cornelius
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aylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

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Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
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Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood

Role in movie: Himself (archive footage)
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ocumentary about the making of 20th Century Fox's 1963 film "Cleopatra," then the most expensive film of all time.

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Roddy McDowall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was an English-born actor and photographer. His film roles include Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes film series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roddy McDowall, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​
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