Based on the Biography ‘Friese-Greene.  Close Up of an Inventor’ by Ray Allister.  Colour by Technicolor.  Copyright 1951 by Festival Film Productions

The Magic Box

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| | UK | 1h 58min
Stars: Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough, Robert Beatty

The life of William Friese-Greene, a British cinema pioneer who died in poverty

Cast (15)

Renée Asherson
Miss Tagg
British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
Jack Carter
Robert Beatty
Lord Beaverbrook
Martin Boddey
Sitter in Bath Studio
Edward Chapman
Father in Family Group
John Charlesworth
Graham Friese-Greene
Maurice Colbourne
Bride’s Father in Wedding Group
British actor, Roland Culver
1st Company Promoter
John Howard Davies
Maurice Friese-Greene
Michael Denison (as Henry Brodrick) in a photograph from Hungry Hill (1947) (14)
Reporter
Publicity photograph from the 1930s featuring British actor, Robert Donat
William Friese-Greene
Joan Dowling
Maggie
Henry Edwards
Butler at Fox Talbot’s
Mary Ellis
Mrs Nell Collings
Marjorie Fielding
Elderly Viscountess
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Director

John Boulting

Writer

(based on the biography: "Friese-Greene, Close Up of an Inventor")
(screenplay)

Film Footage

Colour

UK Release

21st January, 1952

Production Company


Festival Film Productions

Pictures (2)

Based on the Biography ‘Friese-Greene.  Close Up of an Inventor’ by Ray Allister.  Colour by Technicolor.  Copyright 1951 by Festival Film Productions
The Magic Box (1951) opening credits
Main title from The Magic Box (1951) featuring Robert Donat
The Magic Box (1951) opening credits featuring Robert Donat

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