The Magic Box DVD

John Boulting, 1951


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Film Details

Directed by John Boulting

Produced in 1951

Main Language - ENGLISH

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

Written by Eric Ambler as a cinematic tribute for the 1951 Festival of Britain, this is a tale about William Friese-Greene, the British inventor of the first commercially viable motion picture camera as well as a rudimentary colour process. Notable for the whole host of household names who appear in cameo roles (Olivier, Redgrave, Ustinov, Stanley Holloway and many more).

DVD Details

Certificate: U

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 118 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 25th June 2007

Cat No: OPTD0944

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“The magic box”
by Mr One and Nine on 27th March 2014

'The magic box' tells the story of William Friese-Greene, a pioneer of motion photography and of the use of colour. It is a well constructed film which shows him first... Read on


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