David MacDonald

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Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Scottish-born David MacDonald got his training in the industry in the US under celebrated producer/director Cecil B. DeMille, who hired him in 1929 as a production assistant. MacDonald returned to Britain in 1936 after his apprenticeship with DeMille and secured a job as a director on what were called "quota quickies", films that were made quickly and cheaply to fulfill a British government requirement that a certain percentage of films shown in British theaters had to be made by British companies.

He achieved some recognition when he made a series of comedies with Barry K. Barnes. Read more...