Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

He brought us such classics as "McClintock!, The Undefeated, Cahill - US Marshal, & Hellfighters." He also directed over 90 episodes of Gunsmoke (starring James Arness, the longest running Western on TV, 116 Have Gun Will Travel, with Richard Boone portraying Paladin, and a handful of Rawhide episodes featuring a Cowboy named Rowdy Yates whom we now know as Clint Eastwood.

One of his last major works was 1982's epic mini - series "The Blue and the Grey" with Gregory Peck appearing as Abraham Lincoln. 

Andrew died August 30th at his home in Harbor, Washington at the age of 94.   He once said;  "That directing Westerns happened totally by mistake." His mistakes sure left a lasting impression that we all grew up with and can still see today.

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Comment by dirtrider on September 6, 2014 at 3:31pm

Death Valley Days would be a great addition.  Had not heard that.

Comment by Carbine on September 6, 2014 at 9:56am

That's my point Dirt, they just don't make mistakes like they used to! Can I say we need more mistakes like McLaglen? I just read that Death Valley Days is being restored. It will be nice to see that "mistake"  on TV again - perhaps the Westerns channel - hopefully soon.

Comment by dirtrider on September 6, 2014 at 6:12am

It worked well with me.  We still watch all three westerns, rather than the new garbage.

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