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The Maggie

The Maggie
  • 1953
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Written by: Alexander Mackendrick (story), William Rose
  • Cast: Alex Mackenzie, Paul Douglas

A rich American proves easy fodder for the crew of a Scottish cargo boat in Mackendrick's Ealing comedy, which lacks some of the sparkle of Whisky Galore.

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Five reasons to see the films of Alexander Mackendrick

20 Nov 2012

The director of Whisky Galore! and Sweet Smell of Success is the subject of a retrospective

It’s the centenary of the birth of the Scottish-American filmmaker who became one of Ealing studios’ greatest directors. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Scottish immigrant parents, Mackendrick moved back to Glasgow with his grandfather when he was just…

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