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Stephen McNally



Former lawyer Stephen McNally was pushing 30 when he made his first film appearance. As an MGM contract player in 1942 and 1943, McNally acted under his given first name of "Horace," playing antiseptic leading men in such lower-berth efforts as Grand Central Murder (1942) and Laurel and Hardy's Air Raid Wardens (1943). His career took a tremendous upswing when he changed from "Horace" to "Stephen," simultaneously coarsening his screen image. His hateful villains in such films as Johnny Belinda (1948) and Winchester 73 (1950) are among the most indelible bad-guy performances in cinema history. There were times that McNally showed up in a heroic role, but his fan following was seldom satisfied unless their idol was seen scowling at the heroine or threatening to kick the teeth out of the juvenile lead. On television, Stephen McNally starred in the 1961 TV series Target: The Corruptors and made occasional appearances as a TV-network chairman of the board in the 1978 weekly W.E.B..

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dear Detective
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Hi-Riders
  • Mr. Lewis
1978
No Score Yet Black Gunn
  • Laurento
1972
No Score Yet Once You Kiss a Stranger
  • Lt. Gavin
1969
No Score Yet Panic in the City
  • Kincade
1968
No Score Yet Hell Bent for Leather
  • Deckett
1960
No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West
  • Emmett
1958
No Score Yet Hell's Five Hours
  • Mike Brand
1958
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man
  • McNulty
1956
80% Violent Saturday
  • Harper
1955
No Score Yet A Bullet Is Waiting
  • Sheriff Munson
1954
No Score Yet Make Haste to Live
  • Steve
1954
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon
  • Jessie Gorman
1953
No Score Yet Split Second
  • Sam Hurley
1953
No Score Yet Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Black Castle
  • Count Karl von Bruno
1952
No Score Yet The Duel at Silver Creek
  • Marshal Lightning Tyrone
1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier
  • Col. Mark Cagle
1952
No Score Yet The Raging Tide
  • Lt. Kelsey
1951
No Score Yet Apache Drums
  • Sam Leeds
1951
No Score Yet Wyoming Mail
  • Steve Davis
1950
83% No Way Out
  • Dr. Dan Wharton
1950
100% Winchester '73
  • Dutch Henry Brown
1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding
  • Seldon Clark
1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles
  • Corrigan
1949
No Score Yet City Across the River
  • Stan Albert
1949
100% Criss Cross
  • Pete Ramirez
1949
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Locky McCormick
1948
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie
  • Tim Kingby
1946
100% The Harvey Girls
  • Goldust McClean
1946
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Doc White
1944
No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley
  • Peters
1943
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under
  • `Dusty' Rhodes
1943
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame
  • Freddie Ridges
1942
100% For Me and My Gal
  • Mr. Waring
1942
No Score Yet Grand Central Murder
  • `Turk'
1942

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