Walter Pidgeon

Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor who lived most of his adult life in the United States. He starred in many motion pictures, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise and Consent and Funny Girl.

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Big Red (1962)

Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, live in a separate house on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Gilles Payant  •  Émile Genest  •  Janette Bertrand

Forbidden Planet (1956)


Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon", a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred M. Wilcox
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Anne Francis  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Warren Stevens

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.  (more)

CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Anna Lee  •  Donald Crisp

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Teresa Wright  •  May Whitty

Quo Vadis (1951)


Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy  •  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee Bartlow; a star, Georgia Lorrison; and a director, Fred Amiel. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Dick Powell

The Unknown Man (1951)

A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he"s gotten off was really guilty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Ann Harding  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Keefe Brasselle

Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. They have a son, who is killed when very young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Felix Bressart  •  Marsha Hunt

Madame Curie (1943)

Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's lab. The scientists soon fall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Henry Travers  •  Albert Bassermann

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Edward Arnold  •  Agnes Moorehead

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Barbara Eden  •  Peter Lorre

Executive Suite (1954)

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Holden  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Fredric March  •  June Allyson

Rascal (1969)

A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their responsibility to each other  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Steve Forrest  •  Bill Mumy  •  Pamela Toll  •  Elsa Lanchester

Warning Shot (1967)

Pounded by the press for shooting a doctor, an ousted Los Angeles policeman (David Janssen) works his own case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Ed Begley  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Sam Wanamaker

That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Gene Kelly  •  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney

Skyjacked (1972)

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  James Brolin  •  Claude Akins

Murder on Flight 502 (1975)

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Ralph Bellamy  •  Polly Bergen  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Sonny Bono

My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

A young woman inherits a newspaper whose editor refuses to hire lady reporters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Edna May Oliver  •  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Rita Johnson

Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Rita Johnson  •  Henry Hull  •  Stanley Ridges
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