January 2, 2017


Angus MacPhail (1903-1962) b. London, England.

Angus MacPhail, screenwriter, closely associated with Michael Balcon for two decades. 1927-31: scripts for Gainsborough. 1931-37 including the The Ghost Train (1931). A story supervisor for Gaumont-British 1939-48: story supervisor at Ealing where his films ranged from The Foreman Went to France (1942) and Went the Day Well? (1942). His later projects included British omnibus feature Dead of Night (1945). MacPhail was valued more as a script editor and script doctor than an original writer; all but one of his 23 Ealing script credits are shared. During the 50′s he went on to the American Hitchcock production The Wrong Man (1956).

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