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Compton MacKenzie (1883–1972)

Compton MacKenzie was born on January 17, 1883 in West Hartlepool, England as Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie. He was a writer and actor, known for Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Whisky Galore (1949) and Dance Pretty Lady (1931). He was married to Lillian McSween, Christine McSween and Faith Stone. He died on November 30, 1972 in Edinburgh, Scotland. See full bio »

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Sylvia Scarlett
Whisky Galore
Whisky Galore Writer
Dance Pretty Lady
The Ballet Girl


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 2016 Whisky Galore (from the novel by - based on the original motion picture, screenplay by))
  Monarch of the Glen (TV Series) (inspired by "Highland" novels - 57 episodes, 2000 - 2005) ("Highland" novels - 7 episodes, 2000 - 2003)
- Episode #7.6 (2005) ... (inspired by "Highland" novels)
- Episode #7.5 (2005) ... (inspired by "Highland" novels)
- Episode #7.4 (2005) ... (inspired by "Highland" novels)
- Episode #7.3 (2005) ... (inspired by "Highland" novels)
- Episode #7.2 (2005) ... (inspired by "Highland" novels)
 1969 Sinister Street (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- The Cup of Honour (1969) ... (novel)
- Various Courts of Love (1969) ... (novel)
- The Quest of Chivalry (1969) ... (novel)
- Spires and Tranquillity (1969) ... (novel)
- Cloisters and War (1969) ... (novel)
 1958 Mad Little Island (novel)
 1949 Whisky Galore (novel - as Compton Mackenzie) / (screenplay - as Compton Mackenzie)
 1946 Carnival (novel)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett (novel - as Compton Mac Kenzie)
 1931 Dance Pretty Lady (novel "Carnival")
 1922 Sinister Street (novel)
 1916 The Ballet Girl (adaptation) / (novel "Carnival")
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Other Works:

Novel: "Sylvia Scarlett". NOTE: Filmed as Sylvia Scarlett (1935). See more »

Alternate Names:

Compton Mac Kenzie | Sir Compton MacKenzie | Compton Mackenzie | Sir Compton Mackenzie

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Scottish novelist, poet, memoirist, essayist and publicist, whose best known contribution to cinema was "Whiskey Galore", filmed at Ealing. He formerly worked as a literary critic for the London Daily Mail (1931-35) and as rector at Glasgow University (1931-34). He was also founder and editor of Gramophone Magazine (1923-62). The BBC TV series "Monarch of the Glen" (2000-2005) was loosely based ... See more »

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