Victor Mclaglen


Actor
Victor Mclaglen

About

Also Known As
The Beloved Brute
Birth Place
Kent, England, GB
Born
December 10, 1886
Died
November 07, 1959

Biography

Former prizefighter (he once went six rounds against the great Jack Johnson) who entered British films in 1920 and moved to the USA five years later. McLaglen's blunt features were a familiar sight in films by John Ford, and he won an Oscar as the heavy-drinking title character of the director's gripping classic, "The Informer" (1935). Father of director Andrew V McLaglen and brother of ...

Photos & Videos

The Lost Patrol - Movie Poster
Dishonored - Movie Posters
Dishonored - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Enid Mary McLaglen
Wife

Biography

Former prizefighter (he once went six rounds against the great Jack Johnson) who entered British films in 1920 and moved to the USA five years later. McLaglen's blunt features were a familiar sight in films by John Ford, and he won an Oscar as the heavy-drinking title character of the director's gripping classic, "The Informer" (1935). Father of director Andrew V McLaglen and brother of actors Clifford, Cyril, Kenneth, Arthur and Leopold.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Sea Fury (1958)
The Abductors (1957)
Tom Muldoon
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Helmsman, S.S. Henrietta
Bengazi (1955)
Robert Emmet Donovan
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
Grimald
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
Cadmus Cherne
City of Shadows (1955)
Big Tim Channing
Prince Valiant (1954)
Boltar
Trouble in the Glen (1954)
Parlan MacFarr
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
O'Brien
The Quiet Man (1952)
"Red" Will Danaher
Rio Grande (1950)
Sgt. Maj. Tim Quincannon
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Sgt. Quincannon
Fort Apache (1948)
Sgt. Mulcahy
Michigan Kid (1947)
Curley Davis
The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Mike Farrell
Calendar Girl (1947)
Matthew O'Neil
Whistle Stop (1946)
Gitlo
Rough, Tough and Ready (1945)
Owen McCarey
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945)
Terry O'Farrell
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Herman "Owl" Banghart
Tampico (1944)
Fred Adamson
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
The Hook
Forever and a Day (1943)
Spavin
China Girl (1943)
Major Bull Weed
Powder Town (1942)
Jeems O'Shea
Call Out the Marines (1942)
[Jimmy] McGinnis
Broadway Limited (1941)
[Maurice] Mike [Monohan]
South of Pago Pago (1940)
Bucko Larson
Diamond Frontier (1940)
Terrence Regan
Gunga Din (1939)
[Sergeant] MacChesney
Captain Fury (1939)
Blackie
Rio (1939)
Dirk
The Big Guy (1939)
Warden Bill Whitlock
Full Confession (1939)
Pat McGinnis
Pacific Liner (1939)
Crusher McKay
Ex-Champ (1939)
Tom [Gunner] Grey
Let Freedom Ring (1939)
Chris Mulligan
We're Going to Be Rich (1938)
Dobbie [Dobson]
Battle of Broadway (1938)
Big Ben Wheeler
The Devil's Party (1938)
Marty Malone
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Sergeant [Donald] MacDuff
Sea Devils (1937)
[William] Medals Malone
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
Dennie O'Neill
This Is My Affair (1937)
Jock Ramsay
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Himself
Klondike Annie (1936)
[Captain] Bull Brackett
Professional Soldier (1936)
Michael Donovan
The Magnificent Brute (1936)
Big Steve Andrews
Under Two Flags (1936)
Major [L. C.] Doyle
The Great Hotel Murder (1935)
Andy McCabe
Under Pressure (1935)
Jumbo [Smith]
The Informer (1935)
Gypo Nolan
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
Bill Murdock
No More Women (1934)
Forty Fathoms
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
[Junius P.] Schulte
Wharf Angel (1934)
Turk
The Lost Patrol (1934)
The sergeant
Laughing at Life (1933)
[Dennis P.] McHale/Burke/Captain Dennis Patrick Easter
Hot Pepper (1933)
[Jim] Flagg
Devil's Lottery (1932)
Jim Meech
The Gay Caballero (1932)
Don Bob Harkness, also known as El Coyote
Guilty As Hell (1932)
Captain ["Mack"] McKinley
Rackety Rax (1932)
Frank "Knuckles" McGloin
While Paris Sleeps (1932)
Jacques Costaud
Wicked (1931)
Scott Burrows
Dishonored (1931)
Colonel Kranau
Not Exactly Gentlemen (1931)
Bull Stanley
Women of All Nations (1931)
Captain Jim Flagg
Annabelle's Affairs (1931)
John Rawson, also known as Hefty Jack
Happy Days (1930)
On the Level (1930)
Biff Williams
A Devil With Women (1930)
Jerry Maxton
Strong Boy (1929)
Strong Boy
Hot for Paris (1929)
John Patrick Duke
Captain Lash (1929)
Captain Lash
The Black Watch (1929)
Capt. Donald Gordon King
The Cock-Eyed World (1929)
Top Sergeant Flagg
The River Pirate (1928)
Sailor Fritz
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
Spike Madden
Hangman's House (1928)
Citizen Hogan
Mother Machree (1928)
Terrence O'Dowd
Loves of Carmen (1927)
Escamillo
What Price Glory (1927)
Capt. Flagg
Beau Geste (1926)
Hank
The Isle of Retribution (1926)
Doomsdorf
Men of Steel (1926)
Pete Masarick
The Hunted Woman (1925)
Quade
Percy (1925)
Reedy Jenkins
The Fighting Heart (1925)
Soapy Williams
The Unholy Three (1925)
Hercules
Winds of Chance (1925)
Poleon Doret
The Beloved Brute (1924)
Charles Hinges
The Glorious Adventure (1922)
Bulfinch
Carnival (1921)

Misc. Crew (Short)

Victor McLaglen (1962)
Archival Footage

Life Events

1925

Immigrated to USA

Photo Collections

The Lost Patrol - Movie Poster
The Lost Patrol - Movie Poster
Dishonored - Movie Posters
Dishonored - Movie Posters
Dishonored - Lobby Cards
Dishonored - Lobby Cards
Dishonored - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Dishonored - Jumbo Lobby Cards
The Unholy Three (1925) - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken during production of The Unholy Three (1925), featuring director Tod Browning and his cast.
The Informer - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of The Informer (1935), directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen.
The Informer - Advertising Art
Here are a few pieces of art prepared by RKO to publicize The Informer (1935), starring Victor McLaglen and Margot Grahame.
The Unholy Three (1925) - Scene Photos
Here are several Scene Stills from Tod Browning's The Unholy Three (1925), starring Lon Chaney, Victor McLaglen, and Harry Earles.
The Unholy Three (1925) - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Unholy Three (1925). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Gunga Din - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of RKO's Gunga Din (1939), directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Victor McLaglen.
Sea Devils - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from RKO's Sea Devils (1937), starring Victor McLaglen, Ida Lupino, and Preston Foster. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Quiet Man - Movie Posters
Here are a few original American movie posters from John Fords's The Quiet Man (1952), starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
Gunga Din - Movie Posters
Following are several movie posters from Gunga Din (1939), starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Examples are from American, French and Belgian releases.
The Princess and the Pirate - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from The Princess and the Pirate (1944), starring Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Sea Devils - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster from RKO's Sea Devils (1937). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Gunga Din (1939) - Children Are Looking Bonnie! Cutter (Cary Grant) and MacChesney (Victor McLaglen) enter a seemingly abandoned Indian village, where comrade Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks) discovers mysterious Chota (Abner Biberman), early in George Stevens' Gunga Din, 1939.
Gunga Din (1939) - We Were Swindled First appearance by India corps sergeants MacChesney (Victor McLaglen), Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Cutter (Cary Grant), summoned to commander Weed (Montagu Love), in George Stevens' Gunga Din, 1939.
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) - May Allah Bless And Protect Thee Through trickery Sgt. MacDuff (Victor McLaglen) has obtained a uniform for protegè Priscilla (Shirley Temple), commencing drills when she sees the chance to return a necklace she found to the now-imprisoned local chieftain Khan (Cesar Romero), in John Ford’s Wee Willie Winkie, 1937.
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) - Where Are All The Indians? Director John Ford’s opening, Shirley Temple as Priscilla and June Lang her widowed mother, in India to join her father-in-law at his post, received by Victor McLaglen, as MacDuff (in a story based loosely on Kipling, in the British army, two years before Gunga Din), in Wee Willie Winkie, 1937.
Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) - Down To The Sea In Ships Opening with extensive use of a real ocean liner, which director Lewis Milestone persuaded Columbia studio boss Harry Cohn to spring-for, we meet Walter Connolly in the title role, Frederic Howard and Fredric Santly his audience, Leon Errol the steward, in the all-star comic-melodrama, The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934, with Victor McLaglen and John Gilbert.
Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) - Could I Slit Your Throat And Love It? We discover here that Fred Keating (as thief Danny) is actually in league with Helen Vinson (posing as Janet, a librarian) over the stolen bonds, Victor McLaglen the friendly private eye Schulte, Alison Skipworth as Mrs Magruder, buying drinks for Wynne Gibson as reformed party girl “Goldie,” John Wray her indignant husband, John Gilbert her ex-pal Steve, Walter Catlett the barkeep Joe, in The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934.
Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) - To Part Is To Die A Little Just away from Los Angeles, Akim Tamiroff as Salazaro misses his family, with new shipmates, John Gilbert as ex-reporter Steve, Victor McLaglen as gumshoe Schulte, who, while Helen Vinson introduces herself, predicts that their other pal, Danny (Fred Keating), his suspect in a big bond theft, will turn up, in The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934.
Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) - I Haven't Got Any Trunks Introducing Tala Birell as Gert, Inez Courtney as friend Flo, Raymond Turner the chauffeur but mainly John Gilbert as Steve, leaving LA by ship, with problems not unlike Gilbert’s own at the time, his first appearance in his last feature, in a role won for him by his friend, the director Lewis Milestone, in The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934.
Unholy Three, The (1925) - God's Gifted Genius Early scenes introducing two of the titular three, Hercules (Victor McLaglen) and Echo (Lon Chaney), at the carnival, their pickpocket friend Rosie (Mae Busch) working the crowd, in Tod Browning's original The Unholy Three, 1925.
Quiet Man, The (1952) - See Here Little Man! Dannaher (Victor McLaglen) throws a tantrum, interrupting Michaeleen (Barry FitzGerald) and Thornton (John Wayne), who’s about to buy his old family home from widow Tillane (Mildred Natwick), though his sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara) doesn’t object, in John Ford’s The Quiet Man, 1952.
Informer, The (1935) - Open, Then Judas Repented Credits then the abstract and chilling opening sequence from The Informer, 1935, which won Academy Awards for Best Direction (John Ford), Best Actor (Victor McLaglen), screenplay (Dudley Nichols) and score (Max Steiner).
Informer, The (1935) - Better Count It... Dublin rebel Frankie McPhillip (Wallace Ford) comes home to his mother (Una O'Connor) and sister (Heather Angel) and a trap laid by his friend Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaglen, title character), disconsolate at the British headquarters, in John Ford's The Informer, 1935.

Trailer

Quiet Man, The - (Original Trailer) John Wayne is an Irish-born ex-boxer who retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife in John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952).
Prince Valiant - (Original Trailer) A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur''s Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne in Prince Valiant (1954).
Bengazi - (Original Trailer) Three shady characters team up to search for Nazi gold in the African desert in Bengazi (1955).
Princess and the Pirate, The - (Original Trailer) A cowardly knight (Bob Hope) rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Informer, The - (Re-issue Trailer) Victor McLaglen won a Best Actor Oscar® playing an Irish rebel who sells out his friend in John Ford's The Informer (1935).
Fort Apache - (Re-issue Trailer) An experienced cavalry officer (John Wayne) tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war in John Ford's Fort Apache (1948).
Sea Devils - (Original Trailer) A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter in Sea Devils (1937).
Call Out The Marines - (Original Trailer) Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman in Call Out The Marines (1942).
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - (Original Trailer) An aging Cavalry officer (John Wayne) tries to pervent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949).
Many Rivers to Cross - (Original Trailer) Eleanor Parker pursues trapper Robert Taylor through 18th Century Kentucky in the frontier comedy Many Rivers To Cross (1955).
Let Freedom Ring - (Original Trailer) A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption in Let Freedom Ring (1939) starring Nelson Eddy.
Gunga Din - (Re-issue Trailer) Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India in Gunga Din (1939) starring Cary Grant.

Family

Reverend Andrew McLaglen
Father
Clergyman.
Arthur McLaglen
Brother
Actor.
Clifford McLaglen
Brother
Actor.
Cyril McLaglen
Brother
Actor.
Kenneth McLaglen
Brother
Actor.
Leopold McLaglen
Brother
Actor.
Andrew V McLaglen
Son
Director. Born 1920.

Companions

Enid Mary McLaglen
Wife

Bibliography