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The Magic Box
Directed by:
John Boulting

Directed by John Boulting, and written by Eric Ambler, "The Magic Box" (also known as "Wunderbare Flimmerkasten, Der", "Stupenda conquista") is a Biography/Drama film, released on September 23 of 1952 in the USA , starring Robert Donat, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough and Robert Beatty.

Who directed "The Magic Box":

The Magic Box was directed by John Boulting, an English producer, director, and writer.

Before directing The Magic Box, John Boulting had directed Seven Days to Noon, released in 1950, Brighton Rock (1947). Since, he directed Seagulls Over Sorrento, released in 1954, Private's Progress (1956), Lucky Jim (1957), I'm All Right Jack (1959), Suspect (1960), and Heavens Above! (1963).

What was the release date of "The Magic Box":

The Magic Box was first released on Tuesday, September 23, 1952, in the United States.. This was sixty-seven (67) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, September 18, 1951 in the United Kingdom; Sunday, May 19, 2002 in France and on Sunday, October 20, 1996 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "The Magic Box":

At the casting of The Magic Box we find Robert Donat, previously seen in The Winslow Boy (1948) and Captain Boycott (1947); Margaret Johnston (Portrait of Clare (1950), A Man About the House (1947)); Maria Schell (Dr. Holl (1951)) [ more... ]

  • Marius Goring and Richard Attenborough, Robert Beatty also appeared in A Matter of Life and Death, released in 1946.
  • Richard Attenborough, Henry Edwards and Leo Genn can be seen in London Belongs to Me, released in 1948.
  • Maurice Colbourne and Richard Attenborough, Martin Boddey also appeared together in I'm All Right Jack, released in 1959.
  • Martin Boddey, Michael Denison and Marjorie Fielding also appeared together in The Franchise Affair, released in 1951.

What is the Storyline of "The Magic Box":

In 1921, William Friese-Greene, in dire financial straits and separated from his wife, but still working, attends a film conference in London. He is saddened that all the attenders are businessmen interested only to money-making. He attempts to speak but no-one is interested and he sits down. He thinks back to his early pioneering days.

Young 'Willie' works as an assistant to photgrapher Maurice Guttenberg who won't let him take portraits his way. He leaves and with his new wife, a client of his [...]

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