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Mackendrick, Alexander 1912-1993

Overview
Works: 118 works in 566 publications in 8 languages and 5,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Caper films  Caper films  Film noir  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Beach party films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Creator
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 )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,511 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 )

101 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,127 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

52 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 578 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 )

62 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 258 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 174 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 )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 113 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 realizes he's been conned, but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
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 )

1 edition 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 38 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
El quinteto de la muerte( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una viejecita alquila una habitación a una extraña mezcla de gente que resulta ser una banda de ladrones
L'homme au complet blanc by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in the white suit: "An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons."--Imdb.com
Tueurs de dames by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El hombre vestido de blanco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Esperanto and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un joven inventor llamado Sydney Stratton consigue tras arduos esfuerzos crear un nuevo tejido irrompible e impoluto. La alegría inicial derivada del descubrimiento se convierte en turbación cuando tanto los empresarios como los trabajadores de las industria textil aúnan energías para impedir la divulgación y explotación de dicho material que llevaría a la ruina a sus empresas y destrozaría sus puestos de trabajo
Whiskey galore( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a whisky-loaded ship runs aground on a parched Scottish island, the population takes advantage of the windfall, despite the efforts of the local customs officer
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

Mac Kendrick Alexander 1912-1993

Mackendrick, Alexander

MacKendrick, Alexander 1912-1993

Mackendrick, Sandy

Mackendrick, Sandy 1912-1993

Mc Kendrick Alexander 1912-1993

McKendrick Alexander 1912-1993

Маккендрик, Александр

الکساندر ماکندریک کارگردان آمریکایی

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アレクサンダー・マッケンドリック

マッケンドリック, アレクサンダー

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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