Film director Alexander Mackendrick's movie magic


14 November 2013
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We pay tribute to the genius of Scottish born film director Alexander Mackendrick who directed film classics such as Whisky Galore and The Man in the White Suit. ...
We pay tribute to the genius of Scottish born film director Alexander Mackendrick who directed film classics such as Whisky Galore and The Man in the White Suit.

In the January issue of Scottish Memories magazine we take a look at the career of Alexander Mackendrick, a USA born man who spent his childhood in Scotland and was influenced by Scottish scenery and personalities when making his films.

One of his best known films was the 1951 hit The Man in The White Suit, starring Alec Guinness and Joan Greenwood:

The Maggie (1954) paid homage to Mackendrick's dual Scottish and American roots, showing a clash between a US businessman and a dour Scottish sea captain:



But perhaps Mackendrick's best-loved hit, and one which portrayed island life to a worldwide audience was Whisky Galore, a timeless tale of a sinking ship, its cargo of whisky and some enterprising islanders:



Read our special feature on the work and legacy of Alexander Mackendrick in the January issue of Scottish Memories magazine - Scottish nostalgia at its best.
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