Tag: Alexander Mackendrick

The Ladykillers (1955) 7.7

The Ladykillers (1955)

Storyline:A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what...

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 8.1

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Storyline:J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and un...

Whisky Galore! (1949) 7.2

Whisky Galore! (1949)

Storyline:Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebr...

The Man in the White Suit (1951) 7.4

The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Storyline:Sidney Stratton, a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try ...

A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) 6.8

A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

Storyline:The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England. But during the voyage, the childrens' ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusi...

High and Dry (1954) 7

High and Dry (1954)

Storyline:The skipper of a tatty coastal 'puffer' boat cons an American into letting "The Maggie" carry a cargo to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop them? W...