The Magic Box

by John Boulting 1h58min United Kingdom 1951
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The Magic Box
by John Boulting

A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

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  • Robert Donat : William Friese-Greene
  • Renée Asherson : Miss Tagg
  • Richard Attenborough : Jack Carter
  • Robert Beatty : Lord Beaverbrook
  • And with: Edward Chapman , John Charlesworth, Roland Culver, John Howard Davies


  • Director John Boulting
  • Scenario Ray Allister, Eric Ambler
  • Photo director Jack Cardiff
  • Costume Design Julia Squire
  • Editing Richard Best
  • Producer Ronald Neame
  • Production Compagny Festival Film Productions
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France01/21/1952
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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