Maggie, The (1954, GBR) B&W-92m. ** D: Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker, Tommy Kearins. Minor effort from the director of THE LADYKILLERS (1955) and DON'T MAKE WAVES (1967). Douglas is an American businessman, whose cargo ends up on Scotsman Mackenzie's ship, a run-down steamer. Afraid that he might lose it, he first sends an assistant, then takes the matters into his own hands. Mild black-and-white comedy. Released as HIGH AND DRY in the U.S.

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