The Magic Box

The Magic Box (1951)

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work he was so good at. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.

Writing:
  • Eric Ambler
  • Ray Allister
Directing:
  • John Boulting
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  • Views: 1
  • Release Date: 1951-01-01
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 118
  • Revenue: $110,372

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Maida Vale Doctor

Kay Walsh

Hotel Receptionist

Renée Asherson

Miss Tagg

Thora Hird

Doctor's Housekeeper

William Hartnell

Recruiting Sergeant

Maria Schell

Helena Friese-Greene

Marianne Stone

Bride in Wedding Group

Stanley Holloway

Broker's Man

Kathleen Harrison

Mother in Family Group

Bernard Miles

Cousin Alfred

Mary Ellis

Nell Collings

Amy Veness

Grandmother in Wedding Group

John Stuart

2nd Platform Man at Connaught

Sheila Sim

Nursemaid

A.E. Matthews

Old Gentleman

Roland Culver

1st Company Promoter

Miles Malleson

Orchestra Conductor

James Kenney

Kenneth Friese-Greene

Marjorie Fielding

Elderly Viscountess

Glynis Johns

May Jones

Marius Goring

House Agent

Herbert Lomas

Warehouse Manager

Ronald Shiner

Fairground Barker

Joyce Grenfell

Mrs Claire

Patrick Holt

Sitter in Bath Studio

Martin Boddey

Sitter in Bath Studio

John McCallum

Sitter in Bath Studio

Michael Trubshawe

Sitter in Bath Studio

Googie Withers

Sitter in Bath Studio

Robertson Hare

Sitter in Bath Studio

Michael Hordern

Official Receiver

Cecil Parker

1st Platform Man

Sid James

Army Sergeant

Basil Sydney

William Fox-Talbot

Eric Portman

Arthur Collings

Janette Scott

Ethel Friese-Greene

Charles Victor

Industry Man

Everley Gregg

Bridegroom's Mother

Ann Lancaster

Bridesmaid in Wedding Group

Joan Hickson

Mrs Stukely

Bessie Love

Bride's Mother in Wedding Group

Sybil Thorndike

Sitter in Bath Studio

Peter Ustinov

Industry Man

Laurence Olivier

Police Constable 94-B

Frank Pettingell

Bridegroom's Father in Wedding Group

Emlyn Williams

Bank Manager

Robert Donat

William Friese-Greene

Robert Beatty

Lord Beaverbrook

Edward Chapman

Father in Family Group

Henry Edwards

Fox Talbot's Butler

Jack Hulbert

Holborn Policeman

Barry Jones

Doctor

Peter Jones

Industry Man

John Longden

Speaker in Connaught Rooms

Richard Murdoch

Sitter in Bath Studio

Peter Reynolds

Bridegroom in Wedding Group
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