Monja Danischewsky

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Archangel, Russia
Monja Danischewsky's family left Russia for Great Britain in 1919 due to the civil war raging in the country at the time. He started working as a publicity director at Ealing in 1938, helping develop and design many of the company's posters. In 1943 he turned his hand to scriptwriting. His first produced screenplay was Underground Guerrillas (1943). In 1949 he produced Ealing's classic Whisky Galore (1949). He left Ealing to work independently as a producer, turning out such films as The Galloping Major (1951). Read more...