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Mackendrick, Alexander 1912-1993

Overview
Works: 100 works in 560 publications in 10 languages and 5,413 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Caper films  Film noir  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Interviews  Beach party films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Scenarist, Restager , Creator, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Alexander Mackendrick
 
Most widely held works by Alexander Mackendrick
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

73 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

135 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done
On filmmaking by Alexander Mackendrick( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success. But after retiring from film-making in 1969, he spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Mackendrick produced hundreds of pages of handouts and sketches, designed to guide his students to a finer understanding of how to write a story, and then use those devices peculiar to cinema in order to tell that story as effectively as possible. Gathered and edited in this collection, his teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspiring filmmaker. --From publisher description
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

76 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

75 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life", Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts
A high wind in Jamaica by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned that their children aren't growing up as "civilized" as they would in their native England, a couple decides to leave Jamaica and return home with their family. However, when they inadvertently find their way onto a pirate ship, the children befriend, outwit and even frighten their shipmates
The Maggie by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
Alec Guinness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Stratton is an eccentric chemist who one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty. However, when mill owners realize his invention will destroy their industry, Sidney suddenly becomes the most hunted man in the nation
Ealing Studios comedy collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exclusive collection brings together five of Ealing Studios' greatest comedies. Each classic film has been newly remastered from pristine vault materials, many available for the first time ever in America
Alec Guinness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Marcus is the mastermind of a vicious bank robbers. The gang rents a room from an elderly widow who appears harmless, but when she begins to meddle in their 'perfect crime', they realize she may pose the biggest threat of all
Don't make waves by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this satire of Southern California beach life, an East Coast tourist is stranded in Malibu after his sportscar is wrecked by a reckless resident, and he becomes involved in various romantic entanglements
Mandy by Marlene Dumas( Visual )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, the early 1950s. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up. Christine (Phyllis Calvert), Mandy's mother has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak, but her husband Harry (Terence Morgan) wishes to have her home-schooled. Their disagreement over the child's education results in bitter quarrels until Christine decides to leave him, taking Mandy with her. Mandy finally enters the school, run by a dynamic and gifted teacher, Searle (Jack Hawkins)."--Container
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavender Hill mob: "A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.."--imdb.com
Viento en las velas by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saraband for dead lovers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of court romance a count falls in love with the unloved wife of a prince
Sammy going South( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy living in Port Said, Egypt, narrowly escapes a bomb blast that destroys the apartment block where he lives. After discovering that both his parents were killed in the explosion, he decides to travel (on foot) to Durban, South Africa, to be with his only living relative, an aunt. During his 4500 mile journey across africa he has many adventures including a first hand experience with the slave trade and living for a time with a band of poachers and criminals. After several months of travel he finally arrives at his destination
Burt Lancaster 7-movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valdez is coming: As battered and tarnished as his shield, aging Mexican-American lawman Bob Valdez (Lancaster) has learned to bend under decades of prejudice. But when a cold-hearted American gunrunner humiliates him to the limits of dignity, he pulls himself up, straps on his guns, and announces a vendetta with a terse message: "VALDEZ IS COMING."
Ealing Studios DVD collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
 
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Sweet Smell of Success
Alternative Names
Alexander Mackendrick Amerikaans filmregisseur

Alexander Mackendrick cinéaste américain

Alexander Mackendrick sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Alexander Mackendrick US-amerikanischer Regisseur

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Mackendrick, Alexander

MacKendrick, Alexander 1912-1993

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Mackendrick, Sandy 1912-1993

Mc Kendrick Alexander 1912-1993

McKendrick Alexander 1912-1993

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マッケンドリック, アレクサンダー 1912-1993

亚历山大·麦肯德里克

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The ladykillersOn filmmakingSweet smell of success