"Every bit of a film ought to be a necessary part of the whole effect."
1967 Don't Make Waves
1967 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (uncredited)
1965 A High Wind in Jamaica (R1 Fox DVD / R2 Eureka DVD)
1964 The Defenders (TV series)
– The Hidden Fury (1964)
1963 Sammy Going South (R2 Optimum DVD)
1961 The Guns of Navarone (uncredited) (R1 Sony DVD)
1959 The Devil's Disciple (uncredited)
1957 Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion blu-ray and DVD / R1,R2 MGM DVD)
1955 The Ladykillers (Studio Canal blu-ray / Ealing Studios blu-ray / available in R1 Lions Gate Alec Guinness box / R2 Warner DVD OOP)
1954 The Maggie (R2 Ealing Studios DVD / R2 Studio Canal RB blu-ray and R2 DVD)
1952 Mandy aka Crash of Silence (R2 Optimum DVD)
1951 The Man in the White Suit (R2 Ealing Studios DVD and RB blu-ray / R1 Anchor Bay OOP / available in R1 Lions Gate Alec Guinness box / available in R2 Optimum Alec Guinness - The Screen Icons Collection box)
1949 Whisky Galore (R2 Ealing Studios DVD / Optimum R2 DVD and RB blu-ray)
1945 Le Fosse Ardeatine (Massacre of the Fort Ardeatine)
1944 I Granai del Popolo (Grain of the People) co-directed with Peter Proud
1943 Nero (short)
1943 Contraries (short)
1942 Save Your Bacon (aka Kitchen Waste for Pigs) (short)
Sweet Smell of Success
Senses of Cinema
Directors Guild of America
On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director
Whisky Galore! and The Maggie (British Film Guides) by Colin McArthur
Additional items by antnield:
antnield wrote:As director (all short films):
Save Your Bacon (aka Kitchen Waste for Pigs) - 1942 Ministry of Information short
Contraries - 1943 MoI short
Nero - 1943 MoI short starring Alastair Sim and George Cole
These were all 90 seconds long and not available on disc to the best of my knowledge, though I've a few WWII doc compilations where they may possibly figure. If so I'll let you know...
As co-director (both shorts, each made for the Army Pyschological Warfare Branch):
I Granai del Popolo (Grain of the People) - 1944 co-directed with Peter Proud
Le Fosse Ardeatine (Massacre of the Fort Ardeatine) - 1945 co-directed with Marcello Pagliero [part of the Gliorni di Gloria/Days of Glory series]
As writer or co-writer:
On Parade (1936)
Sky Pirates (1937)
Love on the Range (1937)
What Ho She Bumps (1937)
South Sea Sweethearts (1938)
The five above were all animated stop-motion Horlicks cinema commercials by George Pal either 6 or 7 minutes long each.
Carnival in the Clothes Cupboard (1940)
Fable of the Fabrics (1940)
Train Trouble (1940)
Abu's Dungeon (1943)
Abu's Poisoned Well (1943)
Abu's Harvest (1943)
Abu Builds a Dam (1943)
More animation, this time seven for John Halas and Joy Batchelor. Mackendrick was co-writer on the Abu films with Nuri.
Midnight Menace (aka Bombs Over London) - 1937 feature of 78 mins. Mackendrick gets a co-story credit alongside Roger MacDougall (also his collaborator on the MoI shorts) as their original script was rewritten by G.H. Moresby-White and D.B. Wyndham-Lewis. The director was Sinclair Hill.
Subject for Discussion - 1944 short on VD produced by Basil Wright and directed by Hans Neiter for the Council for Health Education.
Saraband for Dead Lovers (aka Saraband) - 1948
The Blue Lamp - 1950
Dance Hall - 1950
Three screenwriting credits for Ealing. Co-writer on Saraband (which he also apparently storyboarded). Additional dialogue on The Blue Lamp and second unit direction. Co-writer and 2nd unit again on Dance Hall. Saraband and The Blue Lamp are both on UK R2 courtesy of Optimum.
Fanfare - 1958
Mackendrick was brought in as an advisor but received a co-writer credit nonethless. Apparently this was one of the most successful Dutch movies ever though I'll confess to having never heard of it. Perhaps its popularity means there's a Dutch disc out there somewhere...
Finally, some TV work in the shape of eight commercials for Horlicks:
Record Player (1958)
Kitchen: Broken Dish (1958)
Milk Bottle (1958 - interestingly co-directed with Karel Reisz)
Conveyer Belt (1959)
Tea Party (1959)
Clothes Dryer (1959)