Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1911-07-29 · Deathday: 1994-06-04 (82 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
56 Movies · 38 TV shows
Also Known As: Horace Vincent McNally · Horace McNally · Horace 'Stephen' McNally · Stephen Mc Nally · Steve McNally
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Stephen McNally (born Horace Vincent McNally, July 29, 1911 – June 4, 1994) was an American actor remembered mostly for his appearances in many Westerns and action films. He often played hard-hearted characters or villains.
He started his stage career using his real name, Horace McNally, and began appearing uncredited in many World War II-era films. In 1948, he changed his stage name to Stephen McNally (taking the name of his then-2-year-old son) and began appearing credited as both movie villains and heroes. In 1940, as "Horace McNally," he played Dr. Richardson in the Broadway stage production of Johnny Belinda.He played menacing roles in such films as Johnny Belinda (1948) and the James Stewart Western Winchester '73 (1950). He co-starred in the Burt Lancaster film noir Criss Cross (1949). Other notable 1950s films included No Way Out (1950), Split Second (1953) and Johnny Rocco (1958). McNally was cast in three episodes of the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. He portrayed Monsigneur Harold Engle in "Ringside Padre" (1956) and Father Flanagan of the Boys Town orphanage in Nebraska in "Convict 1321, Age 21" (1957). In between, he was cast as United States Army General George S. Patton, in "The Patton Prayer" (also 1957). McNally also appeared in the episode "Specimen: Unknown" from the anthology series The Outer Limits. McNally also co-starred on the 1958 episode, "The Ben Courtney Story" on Wagon Train as a former Union soldier turned sheriff. In 1959, he portrayed Clay Thompson, a bounty hunter, with Myron Healey as a sheriff, in the CBS Western series, The Texan, starring Rory Calhoun.In the 1960 episode "The Mormons" on the CBS western, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre McNally played Matt Rowland, who tries to block a wagon train of Mormons from entering his town, as they are suspected of carrying cholera. Things change quickly, when Rowland's son, Tod (Mark Goddard), becomes interested in a young lady on the train, Beth Lawson (Tuesday Weld).In another 1960 role, McNally was cast in the episode "Moment of Fear" of the CBS/Four Star Television anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, with episode co-stars Edgar Bergen and Darryl Hickman. Thereafter, he appeared in the NBC anthology series The Barbara Stanwyck Show, and in the Darren McGavin western series Riverboat. In 1961, he portrayed the part of Sky Blackstorm in the episode "Incident of the Blackstorms" on CBS's Rawhide. In the 1961–62 season, McNally and Robert Harland had their own crime drama on ABC, another Four Star Production called Target: The Corruptors!. The program aired on Friday in a good time slot after the popular 77 Sunset Strip, but it failed to gain renewal for a second season. McNally played a crusading newspaper reporter in the series, with Harland cast as his undercover agent. In 1963 he portrayed a military project manager who unknowingly employs escaped murder convict (but innocent) Richard Kimball In The Fugitive.In 1971 McNally appeared as Gus Muller in "The Men From Shiloh" (rebranded name for the TV western The Virginian) in the episode titled "The Angus Killer." During the 1970s, McNally guest starred on television programs such as Fantasy Island, Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, and James Garner's The Rockford Files and Police Story.
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The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
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Starsky & Hutch
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The Lives of Jenny Dolan
A newspaper reporter's life is endangered when she is assigned to investigate a political assassination.
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Get Christie Love!
Adventures of sexy & sassy black undercover cop Christie Love.
Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, posed for pictures with prostitutes and mob girls.
The Rockford Files
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Police Story is an anthology television crime drama. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of polic...
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Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful presidential adviser.
Once You Kiss a Stranger...
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The Guns of Will Sonnett
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Run for Your Life
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The Big Valley
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Requiem for a Gunfighter
A gunfighter takes the identity of a murdered judge in order to avenge his death.
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Kraft Suspense Theatre
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Burke's Law is an American detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived on CBS in the 1990s. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles police ...
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The Outer Limits
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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
The master of suspense and mystery, Alfred Hitchhiker, hosted a continuation of the dramatic anthology series.
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Target: The Corruptors!
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The Barbara Stanwyck Show
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Hell Bent for Leather
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The DuPont Show with June Allyson
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The Texan was a Western television series starring popular B movie actor Rory Calhoun, which aired on the CBS television network from 1958 to 1960.
The Fiend Who Walked The West
Director Gordon Douglas' 1958 western about a psychotic gunman stars Hugh O'Brian, Robert Evans, Dolores Michaels, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally, June Blair, Edward Andrews, Ron Ely and Emile Meyer.
Hell's Five Hours
The manager (Stephen McNally) of a rocket-fuel plant deals with a worker (Vic Morrow) threatening to blow himself up.
Gangster and police look for a gangster's son who witnessed a murder.
An imprisoned gunfighter must scatter to elude the authorities. Outlaws Bob Ford (Robert Vaughn) and Vic Rodell (Stephen McNally) are nabbed, but the governor offers them amnesty in exchange for their...
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Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hos...
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
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Tribute to a Bad Man
Jeremy Rodock is a tough horse rancher who strings up rustlers soon as look at them. Fresh out of Pennsylvania, Steve Miller finds it hard to get used to Rodock's ways, although he takes an immediate ...
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Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the sett...
The Man from Bitter Ridge
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.
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Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era...
Make Haste to Live
A single mother in New Mexico senses her own death in the hands of a mysterious stalker.
A Bullet Is Waiting
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General Electric Theater
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Letter to Loretta
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Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.
The Stand at Apache River
Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with other traveler...
An outlaw woman helps one Arizona convict stop another with a Gatling gun.
The Black Castle
A man is looking into the disappearance of two of his friends who were guests of a sinister Austrian count.
The Duel at Silver Creek
A gang of claim jumpers is in control of the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion and leaving no live witnesses. One of the victims, quick-drawing gamblerluk...
Two Marine Corps combat photographers compete for the love of a Red Cross nurse during the Korean War. During a secret mission behind the North Korean lines their rivalry reaches a boiling point.
Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.
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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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A group of cadets have assorted problems at the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Academy.
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that wh...
A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.
The Raging Tide
A fishing boat has a hood over it to hide from the cops.
The Lady Pays Off
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected school teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino manager Matt Braddock asks her to tak...
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Lux Video Theatre
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Woman in Hiding
Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies a suspicion death. But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's for...
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in ...
No Way Out
The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When b...
The Lady Gambles
When husband-reporter David goes to Las Vegas with his wife, Joan Boothe begins gambling to pass the time. She "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her gambling addiction, because she was encoura...
Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judge...
City Across the River
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the effo...
Sword in the Desert
First American film about the conflict between Jewish nationalists and the British in the creation of the state of Israel.
While packing her belongings in preparation of evacuating the White House because of the impending British invasion of Washington D.C., Dolly Payne Madison thinks back on her childhood, her first marr...
Up Goes Maisie
Chorus girl Maisie (Ann Sothern) goes to work for a helicopter inventor (George Murphy) who faces hostile competition.
Keeper of the Flame
A famous reporter travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.
For God and Country
The story of the U.S. Army Chaplain Service as dramatized in the stories of three chaplains, Father Michael O'Keefe, Arnold Miller, and Tom Manning.
The Man from Down Under
An Australian blowhard raises two orphaned children as his own in the years leading up to WWII.
Air Raid Wardens
Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumbled across a nest of Nazi saboteurs intent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
The doctor (Lionel Barrymore) has a Kansan (Van Johnson), an Australian and an Asian from Brooklyn to choose from.
For the Common Defense!
This Crime Does Not Pay short shows how cooperation among all the nations of the Americas helps the war effort. In this case, a US government agent travels to Chile and Colombia. He works with local a...
The Magic Alphabet
This MGM John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series short dramatizes how the work of Dutch physician Christiaan Eijkman, who searched for a cure for beri-beri on the island of Java in the 1890s, led to the ...
The War Against Mrs. Hadley
A wealthy American society matron refuses to sacrifice her comforts to help the war effort until she realises that her selfishness is cheating the boys overseas who are fighting for her freedom.
Grand Central Murder
Conniving Broadway starlet Mida King has plenty of enemies, so when she's found murdered at Grand Central Station, Inspector Gunther calls together a slew of suspects for questioning. Mida's shady ex-...
Eyes in the Night
Duncan Maclain is a blind detective who tries to outwit Nazi spies and solve a murder.
For Me and My Gal
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.
The Devil works with Adolf Hitler to cause inflation in the United States.
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