The Maggie (High and Dry) (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Maggie (High and Dry) (1954)

The Maggie (High and Dry) (1954)

The Maggie (High and Dry)





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Originally released as High and Dry, The Maggie was one of the most endearing of the "regional" British comedies of the 1950s. Hollywood's Paul Douglas plays an American businessman whose brash, glad-handing techniques earn nothing but cold stares in a tiny Scottish village. Ever anxious to cut costs, Douglas arranges with a local "transport company" to move his luggage to a remote Scots island. That's how he gets mixed up with The Maggie, a ranshackle old shipping vessel captained by taciturn Alex Mackenzie. Our only cavil: The Maggie is slow going at times, cutting its humor potential in half. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Alexander Mackendrick, William Rose
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Paul Douglas
as Marshall
Abe Barker
as Engineer
Geoffrey Keen
as Campbell
Dorothy Alison
as Miss Peters
Andrew Keir
as Reporter
Jameson Clark
as Dirty Dan
Betty Henderson
as Campbell's Secretary
Russell Waters
as Hailing Officer
Duncan McIntyre
as Hailing Officer
Roddy McMillan
as Inverkerran Driver
John Rae
as The Constable
Jack Stewart
as Skipper
David Cameron
as Hired Car Driver
Andrew Downie
as Aircraft Pilot
Moultrie Kelsall
as C.S.S. Skipper
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All Critics (2)

The Ealing comedy is gentle sailing.

Full Review… | October 20, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[Boasts] sly wit, charm and gorgeous black-and-white Scottish seascapes.

Full Review… | August 20, 2015
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