Alexander Mackendrick (I) (1912–1993)


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One of the most distinguished (if frequently overlooked) directors ever to emerge from the British film industry, Alexander Mackendrick, was in fact born in the US (to Scottish parents), but grew up in his native Scotland, where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He started out as a commercial illustrator, and his first film endeavors were in... See full bio »

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Known For

Crash of Silence Director
(1952)
The Ladykillers Director
(1955)

Filmography

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 1957 Sweet Smell of Success (uncredited)
 1954 High and Dry (original story)
 1951 The Man in the White Suit (screenplay)
 1950 Dance Hall (original screenplay)
 1950 The Blue Lamp (additional dialogue)
 1948 Saraband (screenplay)
 1944 Abu Builds a Dam (Short)
 1943 Abu's Dungeon (Short) (written by)
 1943 Abu's Harvest (Short)
 1943 Abu and the Poisoned Well (Short)
 1943 Subject for Discussion (Documentary short)
 1943 Train Trouble (Short) (writer)
 1939 Love on the Range (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 South Sea Sweethearts (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Bombs Over London (original story)
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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Stafford Crisp
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Whisky Galore! (1949)] It looks like a home-movie; it doesn't look as if it was made by a professional at all. And it wasn't. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 626-630. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

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Sandy

Star Sign:

Virgo

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