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A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica
  • 1965
  • UK
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Written by: Stanley Mann, Ronald Harwood, Denis Cannan
  • Cast: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Lila Kedrova

When pirates board a ship full of kids, one of the children forms a bond with pirate captain Chavez. As tragedy strikes, their relationship takes a fateful twist.

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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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