Alexander Mackendrick

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)
Birthday: Sep 8, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
An animator for industrial films, Alexander Mackendrick began writing scripts for British features and helming shorts in the late 1930s. During World War II he worked on documentary films, and in the late '40s he began directing features. He made an immediate hit with his debut film, the sparkling satire Whiskey Galore (aka Tight Little Island, 1948). His major films of the '50s include his memorable Alec Guinness comedies The Man in the White Suit (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955), and his American film Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a stylish drama of a manipulative gossip columnist. Notable among his later work are his adventure films for children, Sammy Going South (1963) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), and the American satire Don't Make Waves (1967). After some television directing, he retired in the late '60s and became dean of the California Institute of the Arts film department.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Don't Make Waves Director 1967
No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Director 1967
No Score Yet Sammy Going South (A Boy Ten Feet Tall) Director 1965
No Score Yet A High Wind in Jamaica Director 1964
98% Sweet Smell of Success Director 1957
100% The Ladykillers Director 1955
No Score Yet The Maggie Director 1954
No Score Yet Nightwatching (Nocna straz) Director 1953
No Score Yet Mandy (Crash of Silence)(The Story of Mandy) Director 1952
100% The Man in the White Suit Director Screenwriter $4.4K 1951
No Score Yet Dance Hall Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet The Blue Lamp Screenwriter 1950
100% Whisky Galore! Director 1949
No Score Yet Midnight Menace (Bombs Over London) Screenwriter 1937

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