Alexander MacKendrick
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1912
Birth Place:
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK


An animator for industrial films, Alexander Mackendrick began writing scripts for British features and helming shorts in the late 1930s. During World War II he worked on documentary films, and in the late '40s he began directing features. He made an immediate hit with his debut film, the sparkling satire Whiskey Galore (aka Tight Little Island, 1948). His major films of the '50s include his...