The 'Maggie'

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Time Out says

Here Ealing's foremost director was ostensibly making his statutory contribution to the studio's 'old crock' cycle that had begun the previous year with The Titfield Thunderbolt. But the cruel comedy of a rich Yank being slowly tormented by the canny crew of an ancient Scots cargo boat - it's transporting his furniture to a new holiday home, a commission undertaken only to save the boat from the scrapyard - gave Mackendrick and Ealing's resident American writer William Rose latitude to explore, in both autobiographical and wider cultural terms, the contradictions of the Old World and the New. Tradition and continuity become questionable values, the battle lines are blurred in comparison with those of Whisky Galore!, and typically of the director of the subsequent High Wind in Jamaica and Sammy Going South, it is the young cabin boy who is the most ambivalent character.
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1953

Duration:

92 mins

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Christopher Jarman

My favourite film of all time. I never tire of watching it. I occasionally hold Maggie parties and invite a few friends in to watch. It always delights and surprises them. I am so glad to read the comments from the wee boy's son . the best character in the movie.

Christopher Jarman

My favourite film of all time. I never tire of watching it. I occasionally hold Maggie parties and invite a few friends in to watch. It always delights and surprises them. I am so glad to read the comments from the wee boy's son . the best character in the movie.

TOMMY KEARINS

AS THE OLDEST OF 5 I CAN STILL SPEAK FOR US ALL. WE ARE STILL EXTREMELY PROUD OF OUR FATHER. HE IS A NATURAL TALENT AND VERY MUCH LOVED

TOMMY KEARINS

AS THE OLDEST OF 5 I CAN STILL SPEAK FOR US ALL. WE ARE STILL EXTREMELY PROUD OF OUR FATHER. HE IS A NATURAL TALENT AND VERY MUCH LOVED