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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| Film | | UK | Colour | 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)

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
Main title from The Magic Box (1951) featuring Robert Donat

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