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.[2] 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.[3] He was a cousin of Alexander Mackendrick.[4]

His 1952 play Escapade enjoyed a lengthy run in the West End and was subsequently adapted into a film of the same title.

The Roger MacDougall diet[edit]

In 1953, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which eventually resulted in significant disability.[5]

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.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected plays[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Man on the Beat". British Council. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Roger MacDougall | Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "Roger MacDougall". BFI.
  4. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Man in the White Suit, The (1951)".
  5. ^ Graham, Judy (2010). Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally: A Self-help Guide to Living with MS. Simon and Schuster. p. 58. ISBN 9781594779077.

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