WorldCat Identities

McDowall, Roddy

Works: 517 works in 1,594 publications in 7 languages and 44,024 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  History  Children's films  Television adaptations  Action and adventure films  Dystopian films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Host, Photographer, Narrator, Singer, Costume designer, Commentator, Director, Editor, Conceptor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roddy McDowall
Rise of the planet of the apes by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

229 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four American astronauts crashland on an unchartered planet and discover it is ruled by a race of intelligent apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) soon finds himelf among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall)
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley by John Ford( Visual )

36 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling story of the trials and tribulations of a Welsh mining family. Spans 50 years, from the turn of the century fair-playing way of life and ends after unionization, strikes, deaths, and child abuse
A bug's life by Walt Disney( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cute and clever, "A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs! Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers
Camelot original Broadway cast by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical tale of King Arthur, Merlyn, Guenevere, Lancelot and the nobel ideals of Camelot
Flicka by Michael Mayer( Visual )

26 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-year-old boy sets his heart on taming a wild-spirited filly
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth
Bedknobs and broomsticks by Robert Stevenson( Visual )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amateur witch, along with three precocious orphans, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed to save the country from hostile invaders
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
That darn cat!( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

33 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
Overboard by Garry Marshall( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A super-rich and pretentious socialite winds up in the world of a struggling carpenter with four kids
The Poseidon adventure by Ronald Neame( Visual )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten survivors struggle to reach safety after an ocean liner capsizes in mid sea
Rudyard Kipling's the Second jungle book Mowgli & Baloo by Duncan McLachlan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mowgli, a young orphan raised by wolves, is spotted by a scout for a giant circus who sets out to trap him
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

42 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities, but when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
The cat from outer space( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraterrestrial cat named Jake is forced to crash-land his spaceship on Earth. Jake then proceeds to lead a physicist, his girlfriend, the Army and a team of baffled scientists on endless escapades during his unscheduled and hilarious visit
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy through the eyes of all its participants. Bonus features include original trailer, documentaries, backstory, D-Day Revisited, and much more
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Cricket on the hearth: tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Frosty the snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. Frosty returns: The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. The little drummer boy: An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve
Cricket on the hearth( Visual )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. It tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter which were helped by a Cricket named Crocket on Christmas morning. Crocket restores peace and happiness when tragedy strikes the family
Funny lady( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and German and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opulent beach resort is the setting as Hercules Poirot attempts to unravel the murder of an actress everyone has reason to hate
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bug's life
Alternative Names
Mac Dowall, Roddy

Mac Dowall Roddy 1928-1998

MacDowall, Roddy.

MacDowall, Roddy 1918-1998

MacDowall Roddy 1928-1998

Mc Dowall, Roddy

Mc Dowall Roddy 1928-1998

McDowall, Roderick Andrew

McDowall, Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude.

McDowall, Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude 1928-1998

Roddy McDowall acteur britannique

Roddy McDowall aktor brytyjski

Roddy McDowall attore britannico

Roddy McDowall britischer Schauspieler

Roddy McDowall Brits acteur

Макдауэлл, Родди

Роди Макдауъл

רודי מקדואל

رودی مک‌داول صداپیشه، بازیگر، و کارگردان بریتانیایی


A bug's lifeBedknobs and broomsticksLassie come homeThe cat from outer spaceFunny lady