The Magic Box (1952)

U 1952-09-23 (US) Drama 1h 58m
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A rich and deeply moving story of a man whose achievement opened up a new world, and of the two women whose love and sacrifices made it possible!


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.

  1. John Boulting


  2. Eric Ambler


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  1. Robert Donat

    Robert Donat

    William Friese-Greene

  2. Margaret Johnston

    Margaret Johnston

    Edith Harrison Friese-Greene

  3. Maria Schell

    Maria Schell

    Helena Friese-Greene

  4. Renée Asherson

    Renée Asherson

    Miss Tagg

  5. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Jack Carter

  6. Robert Beatty

    Robert Beatty

    Lord Beaverbrook

  7. Martin Boddey

    Martin Boddey

    Sitter in Bath Studio

  8. Edward Chapman

    Edward Chapman

    Father in Family Group

  9. John Charlesworth

    Graham Friese-Greene

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The Magic Box
The Magic Box

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $110,372.00


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