The Magic Box

The Magic Box (1952)

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: 4
  • Release Date: 1952-01-01
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 118
  • Revenue: $110,372

Peter Ustinov

Industry Man

Sid James

Army Sergeant

Robert Beatty

Lord Beaverbrook

Thora Hird

Doctor's Housekeeper

Robert Donat

William Friese-Greene

Margaret Johnston

Edith Harrison Friese-Greene

Maria Schell

Helena Friese-Greene

Renée Asherson

Miss Tagg

Martin Boddey

Sitter in Bath Studio

Edward Chapman

Father in Family Group

Maurice Colbourne

Bride's Father in wedding group

Roland Culver

1st Company Promoter

John Howard Davies

Maurice Friese-Greene

Henry Edwards

Fox Talbot's Butler

Mary Ellis

Nell Collings

Marjorie Fielding

Elderly Viscountess

Leo Genn

Maida Vale Doctor

Marius Goring

House Agent

Everley Gregg

Bridegroom's Mother

Joyce Grenfell

Mrs Claire

Robertson Hare

Sitter in Bath Studio

Kathleen Harrison

Mother in Family Group

William Hartnell

Recruiting Sergeant

Joan Hickson

Mrs Stukely

Stanley Holloway

Broker's Man

Patrick Holt

Sitter in Bath Studio

Michael Hordern

Official Receiver

Jack Hulbert

Holborn Policeman

Glynis Johns

May Jones

Barry Jones

Doctor

Peter Jones

Industry Man

James Kenney

Kenneth Friese-Greene

Ann Lancaster

Bridesmaid in Wedding Group

Herbert Lomas

Warehouse Manager

John Longden

Speaker in Connaught Rooms

Bessie Love

Bride's Mother in Wedding Group

Miles Malleson

Orchestra Conductor

Garry Marsh

Company Promoter

A.E. Matthews

Old Gentleman

Bernard Miles

Cousin Alfred

Richard Murdoch

Sitter in Bath Studio

Laurence Olivier

Police Constable 94-B

Cecil Parker

1st Platform Man

Frank Pettingell

Bridegroom's Father in Wedding Group

Eric Portman

Arthur Collings

Peter Reynolds

Bridegroom in Wedding Group

Janette Scott

Ethel Friese-Greene

Ronald Shiner

Fairground Barker

Sheila Sim

Nursemaid

John Stuart

2nd Platform Man at Connaught

Marianne Stone

Bride in Wedding Group

Basil Sydney

William Fox-Talbot

Sybil Thorndike

Sitter in Bath Studio

Michael Trubshawe

Sitter in Bath Studio

Frederick Valk

Maurice Guttenburg

Amy Veness

Grandmother in Wedding Group

Charles Victor

Industry Man

Kay Walsh

Hotel Receptionist

Emlyn Williams

Bank Manager

Googie Withers

Sitter in Bath Studio

Joan Young

Glove Shop Colleague
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