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Ranald MacDougall

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Breaking Point (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 61% Cleopatra (1963)
  • Birthday: Mar 10, 1915
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Trekking from his native Upstate New York to the Big Apple, young Ranald MacDougall ushered at Radio City Music Hall. He then sought out work elsewhere in Rockefeller Center as a staff writer for NBC Radio. In 1944, MacDougall was hired by Warner Bros., where he scripted the Joan Crawford "comeback" feature Mildred Pierce, winning an Oscar nomination in the process. Warners promoted him to producer with the innocuous 1948 domestic comedy The Decision of Christopher Blake. A director from 1955, MacDougall is most fondly remembered for his work on 1959's The World, The Flesh and The Devil, which like many of his later projects tackled delicate racial themes. He was among the dozen or so scriptwriters who tried to make lemonade from the 1963 lemon Cleopatra; within five years of this debacle, he was producing made-for-TV films like Jigsaw (1968) and Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970). Ranald MacDougall was married to actress Nanette Fabray.

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No Score Yet Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet The World, the Flesh and the Devil Screenwriter Director 2000
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Producer Director Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet Jigsaw Producer 1968
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Screenwriter Producer 1966
61% Cleopatra Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Director 1960
No Score Yet Man on Fire Screenwriter Director 1957
No Score Yet The Mountain Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Queen Bee Director Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet We're No Angels Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas Screenwriter 1954
86% The Naked Jungle Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds) Screenwriter 1951
100% The Breaking Point Screenwriter 1950
90% Stage Fright Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Bright Leaf Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet The Hasty Heart Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet June Bride Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Unsuspected Screenwriter 1947
89% Possessed Screenwriter 1947
86% Mildred Pierce Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Screenwriter 1945


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