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Alexander Mackendrick

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Whisky Galore!Whisky Galore! (1949)
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Joan Greenwood
When villagers on a dry Scottish isle 'rescue' a cargo of shipwrecked whiskey, a classic Ealing comedy ensues. Generous doses of sly humour help this…
Man in the White SuitMan in the White Suit (1951) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
Lab–worker Alec Guinness invents a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty, only to have it suppressed by industry and unions alike. More…
MandyMandy (1952)
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan
British drama about a girl who has been deaf and mute her whole life, and her family's attempts to help her with a unique education, which causes…
Maggie, The Maggie, The (High and Dry) (1954)
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie
Ealing comedy about the argumentative crew of an aged cargo boat, captained by a wily Scottish man who clashes with a wealthy American industrialist.
Ladykillers, TheLadykillers, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Frankie Howerd
Priceless Ealing black comedy in which bungling robbers Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers et al conspire to snuff out their rich old landlady.
Sweet Smell of SuccessSweet Smell of Success (1957) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster
New York–style cynicism reaches its apogee in this bitter pill from the 50s, with press agent Tony Curtis playing self–degrading lapdog…

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