Roger MacDougall

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Roger MacDougall (2 August 1910, in Glasgow – 27 May 1993) was a Scottish playwright, screenwriter and director.[1]


MacDougall began writing the occasional screenplay in the late 30s, working both alone and in collaboration with others. Most of his plays were produced during the 50s. As a screenwriter, his best-known films are The Man in the White Suit (for which he received a 1952 Academy Award nomination[1]) and The Mouse That Roared. He was a cousin of Alexander Mackendrick.

During the 1950s he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which eventually resulted in significant disability. Through disillusionment with orthodox medical treatments at the time, he developed a diet, loosely based on a paleolithic diet, that apparently returned him to good health and sustained remission. Following this experience, he published a pamphlet describing his diet intended to help other patients to achieve similar results. This diet produced positive results in other patients, though success was not universal.

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  1. ^ a b "The Man on the Beat". British Council. Retrieved 17 March 2014.

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