George Macready

George Macready

  • Highest Rated: 100% Dead Ringer (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
  • Birthday: Aug 29, 1899
  • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Born in Rhode Island, George Macready graduated from Brown University. He was briefly a New York newspaperman before embarking upon a theatrical career on the advice of director Richard Boleslawski. Making his Broadway debut in a 1926 staging of The Scarlet Letter, Macready acted with Katherine Cornell in Romeo and Juliet and The Barretts of Wimpole Street and with Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina. When he entered films in 1943, the probing eye of the camera emphasized the sinister scar on Macready's cheek (the result of an automobile accident). Thus, he had very little choice but to specialize in cold, aristocratic screen villainy. His most complex film role was the evil, sexually ambivalent nightclub manager in Gilda (1946), who evidently has a yearning for both Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. On television from 1948, Macready appeared in over 200 video productions, again working the evil side of the street often as not. Off-screen, Macready was a dedicated art connoisseur, who during the war years established a profitable Los Angeles gallery with his friend and fellow actor Vincent Price. Far from distressed at being typed as a villain, George Macready relished his niche: "I like heavies," he once noted, adding, "I think there's a little bit of evil in all of us."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga) Prof. Rightstat 1971
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Cordell Hull 1970
50% Count Yorga, Vampire Narrator 1970
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Glenn Howard 1966
74% The Great Race Gen. Kuhster 1965
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer 1965
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Gordon Harris 1964
100% Dead Ringer Paul Harrison 1964
91% Seven Days in May Christopher Todd 1964
No Score Yet Taras Bulba Governor 1962
89% Two Weeks in Another Town Lew Jordan 1962
No Score Yet The Alligator People Dr. Mark Sinclair 1959
No Score Yet Jet over the Atlantic Lord Robert Leverett 1959
95% Paths of Glory Gen. Mireau 1957
100% A Kiss Before Dying Leo Kingship 1956
83% Vera Cruz Emperor Maximilian 1954
95% Julius Caesar Marullus 1953
No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Marquis 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade Jafar 1953
No Score Yet I Beheld His Glory Cornelius 1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Jules Mourret 1953
No Score Yet The Green Glove Count Paul Rona 1952
73% Detective Story Karl Schneider 1951
71% The Desert Fox Gen. Fritz Bayerlein 1951
No Score Yet The Golden Horde Raven the Shaman 1951
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril Radijeck 1951
No Score Yet A Lady Without Passport Palinov 1950
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest King John 1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Marquis de Riconete 1950
No Score Yet The Nevadan Edward Galt 1950
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma Marshal Sam Hughes 1949
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro Morgan Vallin 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Rev. Thomas Gaylord 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Dist. Atty. Kerman 1949
No Score Yet Coroner Creek Younger Miles 1948
100% The Big Clock Steve Hagen 1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow Sir Daniel Brackley 1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth Joe Mannion 1947
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest Fitz-Herbert 1946
97% Gilda Ballin Mundson 1946
96% My Name Is Julia Ross Ralph Hughes 1945
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven) Col. Semenov 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Alfred DeMusset 1945
89% Wilson McCombs 1944
100% The Seventh Cross Bruno Sauer 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Capt. Blaen 1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators The Con Man 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Walter Bruce 1944
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn Schoolteacher 1942

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Fitzmaurice
  • 1968
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Gurnius Demos
  • 1967
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Dr. Bixler
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Girard Roscoe Pearce Kenyon Slade
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1958
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Troy
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Drain
  • 1958
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Koether Williams Doctor
  • 1957
  • 1955
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Hendricks

QUOTES FROM George Macready CHARACTERS

Ballin Mundson
Gilda, are you decent?
Gilda Mundson
Me? [long pause] Sure. I'm decent
Ballin Mundson
You'd be surprised to hear a woman sing in my house
Ballin Mundson
You'd be surprised to hear a woman sing in my house.
Gen. Mireau
"The men died wonderfully."
Gen. Mireau
The men died wonderfully.
Prof. Fate
Leslie escaped?
Gen. Kuhster
With a small friar.
Prof. Fate
Leslie escaped with a chicken?