Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)

Lowest Rated: 67% A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1965)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1912

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Gifted director whose films are marked by fine writing and acting and who is best known for his ingenious Ealing comedies. Born to Scottish parents in the US and raised in Scotland, Mackendrick worked in advertising and then made propaganda shorts during WWII. In 1946 he joined Ealing Studios, co-writing a number of Basil Dearden movies before making his directing debut with the comedy classic "Whisky Galore/Tight Little Island" (1949). It was followed by several other sharply observed, often darkly satirical comedies, such as the brilliant "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) and the equally memorable "The Ladykillers" (1955), both starring Alec Guinness and both superb examples of the dry, adult, yet farcical Ealing style.



No Score Yet 42% Don't Make Waves Director - 1967
No Score Yet 51% A High Wind in Jamaica Director - 1965
67% 67% A Boy Ten Feet Tall Director - 1965
98% 92% Sweet Smell of Success Director - 1957
100% 87% The Ladykillers Director $22.2K 1955
83% 65% The Maggie Director,
- 1954
No Score Yet 95% Mandy Director - 1952
100% 81% The Man in the White Suit Director,
$8.3K 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Hall Writer - 1950
96% 83% Whisky Galore! Director - 1949