German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film THE MAGIC BOX
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1951
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 118
Length (in meters) 3259
Colour Technicolor
Genre Biopic
Based on/Source Biography by Ray Allister
Production Companies Festival Film Productions
Producer(s) Ronald Neame
Director John Boulting
Cast Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Margaret Johnston, Renee Asherson, Frederick Valk, Margaret Rutherford, Laurence Olivier, Richard Attenborough, Marius Goring, Bernard Miles, Eric Portman, Michael Redgrave
Literature Picturegoer, 3 February 1951
Picturegoer, 2 June 1951
Times, 13 September 1951
Jewish Chronicle, 14 September 1951
Spectator, 21 September 1951
Picturegoer, 22 September 1951
Punch, 26 September 1951
Monthly Film Bulletin, October 1951
Picturegoer, 6 October 1951
Picturegoer, 19 January 1952
New York Times, 24 September 1952
Special notes Biographical picture about William Friese-Greene, produced for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Screenplay by Eric Ambler, photography by Jack Cardiff.

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