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Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

The New York media ecosystem in the 1950s, seen here through famed cinematographer James Wong Howe’s expressive lens and left-wing

The Ladykillers

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

Mackendrick’s delightful black comedy finds Alec Guiness and his fumbling gang of crooks (Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, and Cecil Parker)

The Man in the White Suit

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

In this light-hearted satire rich in comic twists, Alec Guiness plays a daffy inventor-chemist who concocts a miraculous fabric that