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Author Information

Name
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude
Last name
McDowall
Pseudonym
Roddy McDowall
Born
September 17, 1928
Died
October 3, 1998
Gender
male
Nationality
English
Profession
actor
Zodiac sign
Virgo

Roddy McDowall Movies

  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Grass Harp
  • Cutting Class
  • Fright Night Part 2
  • Overboard
  • Class of 1984
  • The Black Hole
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Circle of Iron
  • Laserblast
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • Battle for the Planet…
  • Escape from the Planet…
  • The Big Country
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Lassie Come Home
  • How Green Was My Valley

Roddy McDowall movie quotes, phrases and lines

“I still have the actor’s disease. I always think I’ll never get another job.”
Roddy McDowall

“My whole life I’ve been trying to prove I’m not just yesterday.”
Roddy McDowall

From the movie: Battle for the Planet of the Apes

“- Caesar: Ah, if only my mother and father, whom I was too young to remember… If only they’d lived, perhaps they would have taught me if it was right to kill evil so that good shall prevail.
– Bruce MacDonald: But you know, Caesar, history shows…
– Caesar: Oh no, no, no. That is human history, not ape history. Ape, never kills ape.”

Roddy McDowall – Caesar
Austin Stoker – Bruce MacDonald

From the movie: Battle for the Planet of the Apes

– Virgil: Teacher only reverted to type under provocation. He… he spoke like a slavemaster in the old days of our servitude when we were conditioned to mechanical obedience. He, uh, he uttered a negative, uh, imperative.
– Caesar: Could you put that into words which even Caesar could understand?
– Virgil: Uh, he said, “No, Aldo, no!”.

Paul Williams – Virgil
Roddy McDowall – Caesar

From the movie: Battle for the Planet of the Apes

“- Caesar: Can one murder be avenged by another?
– Virgil: Perhaps only the future will tell.”

Roddy McDowall – Caesar
Paul Williams – Virgil

From the movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

“- Dr. Lewis Dixon: Can you read a map?
– Cornelius: I’m an archaeologist. I can even draw one!”

Bradford Dillman – Dr. Lewis Dixon
Roddy McDowall – Cornelius

From the movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

“I do know this: One of the reasons for man’s original downfall was your peculiar habit of murdering one another. Man destroys man. Apes do not destroy apes.”
Roddy McDowall – Cornelius

From the movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

“- Reporter at Hotel: Dr. Cornelius, tell me: How do you find our women?
– Cornelius: Very human.”

Elizabeth Harrower – Reporter at Hotel
Roddy McDowall – Cornelius

From the movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

“By the time the plague was contained, man was without pets. Of course, for man this was intolerable. I mean, he might kill his brother, but he could not kill his dog!”
Roddy McDowall – Cornelius

From the movie: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

“They became alert to the concept of slavery. And, as their numbers grew, to slavery’s antidote which, of course, is unity. At first, they began assembling in small groups. They learned the art of corporate and militant action. They learned to refuse. At first, they just grunted their refusal. But then, on an historic day, which is commemorated…” (continue)(continue reading)

Roddy McDowall – Cornelius

From the animation: A Bug’s Life

“- Worker Ant #1: I’m lost! Where’s the line? It just went away. What do I do? What do I do?
– Worker Ant #2: Help!
– Worker Ant #3: We’ll be stuck hereforever!
– Mr. Soil: Do not panic, do not panic. We are trained professionals. Now, stay calm. We are going around the leaf.”

Roddy McDowall – Mr. Soil

From the movie: The Black Hole

“They still haven’t improved on our model. You can’t modify perfection! We are the best.”
Roddy McDowall – V.I.N.CENT.

From the movie: Cutting Class

“I just want to thank the student who drew the crude caricature of me in the boys’ lavatory, although you were kind in your portrayal, I would like it if you kept your talents to the art class.”
Roddy McDowall – Mr. Dante

From the movie: The Black Hole

– V.I.N.CENT.: As an old war hero once said, “Damn the torpedos! full speed ahead!”.
– B.O.B.: He also said something about going in harm’s way.

Roddy McDowall – V.I.N.CENT.
Slim Pickens – B.O.B.

From the movie: How Green Was My Valley

“Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and belovedforever. How green was my valley then.”

Roddy McDowall – Huw

From the movie: The White Cliffs of Dover

“- John Ashwood II as a Boy: If there’s a world war, I want to fight for England. You wouldn’t want me to be a coward, would you?
– Susan Ashwood: No, darling.
– John Ashwood II as a Boy: Do you think father would like me to run away?
– Susan Ashwood: No, Johnny. I don’t. Darn little Englishman. You’re just like your father.”

Roddy McDowall – John Ashwood II as a Boy
Irene Dunne – Susan Ashwood

From the movie: Scavenger Hunt

“- Jenkins: We have been together for quite some time, now; I see no reason to discontinue the association.
– Jackson: I got the idea: pie four ways is better than no pie at all.
– Jenkins: Then we are in agreement?
– Henri: Totally, completely, in every which way.”

Roddy McDowall – Jenkins
Cleavon Little – Jackson
James Coco – Henri

From the movie: Class of 1984

“- Terry Corrigan: I’ll bet I know who you are. You’re Mr. Goldstein’s replacement. Terry Corrigan, biology.
– Andrew Norris: Andy Norris, music. What’s the gun for?
– Terry Corrigan: Where have you been teaching lately?
– Andrew Norris: Lately? Nowhere.
– Terry Corrigan: It figures.”

Roddy McDowall – Terry Corrigan
Perry King – Andrew Norris

From the movie: The Black Hole

“- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: You know what they say, Vincent, all work and no play…
– V.I.N.CENT.: All sunshine makes a desert, so the Arabs say.”

Joseph Bottoms – Lieutenant Charles Pizer
Roddy McDowall – V.I.N.CENT.

From the movie: The Black Hole

“- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Far be it from you to admit there isn’t anything you can’t handle.
– V.I.N.CENT.: There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won’ts, and the Can’ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won’ts oppose everything, and the Can’ts won’t try anything.”

Joseph Bottoms – Lieutenant Charles Pizer
Roddy McDowall – V.I.N.CENT.

From the movie: How Green Was My Valley

“Everything I ever learnt as a small boy came from my father, and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday.”

Roddy McDowall – Huw

From the movie: How Green Was My Valley

– Mr. Gruffydd: You must have faith. And if you have, you will walk again, no matter what all the doctors say.
– Huw: But he said “Nature must take her course”.
– Mr. Gruffydd: Nature is the hand-maiden of the Lord.

Walter Pidgeon – Mr. Gruffydd
Roddy McDowall – Huw

From the movie: The Black Hole

“- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Every time I see one of those things I expect to spot some guy dressed in red with horns and a pitchfork.
– Captain Dan Holland: It’s a monster, all right.
– V.I.N.CENT.: A rip in the very fabric of space and time.”

Joseph Bottoms – Lieutenant Charles Pizer
Robert Forster – Captain Dan Holland
Roddy McDowall – V.I.N.CENT.

From the movie: Lassie Come Home

“- Mrs. Carraclough: Lassie won’t be waiting for you at school anymore.
– Joe Carraclough: Why not? What’s happened?
– Mrs. Carraclough: Because she’s sold; that’s why not.”

Elsa Lanchester – Mrs. Carraclough
Roddy McDowall – Joe Carraclough

From the movie: Fright Night Part 2

“- Peter Vincent: First we need some holy water, and some communion wafers.
– Alex: Communion wafers? The stuff you get from the church? Am I going to hell for this?”

Roddy McDowall – Peter Vincent
Traci Lind – Alex

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