Alexander MacKendrick

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Birth Name: Alexander MacKendrick
Born: 09/08/1912
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 12/22/1993

Mackendrick's ability to elicit outstanding performances from his actors, particularly children, is displayed in the wonderful study of the teaching of a deaf girl, "Mandy/Crash of Silence" (1952) and in the lesser but enjoyable adventure saga, "A High Wind in Jamaica" (1965). He also directed Tony Curtis in two of his best performances, as the opportunistic press agent in the scathing drama, "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), Mackendrick's first Hollywood film, and in the Southern California comedy "Don't Make Waves" (1967). In 1969 Mackendrick was appointed Dean of the Film and Video Department at the California Institute of the Arts, an institution with which he remained affiliated for many... Continue Bio >>

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1967-01-01 Don't Make Waves
1965-05-26 A High Wind in Jamaica
1963-12-31 Sammy Going South
Sweet Smell of Success
The Ladykillers
High and Dry
The Man in the White Suit
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