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MGM-British Studios
MGM-British was a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(MGM) initially established at Denham Film Studios
Denham Film Studios
in 1936. It was in limbo during the Second World War; however, following the end of hostilities, a facility was acquired in Borehamwood, which remained in use until it was closed in 1970.Contents1 Pre-war 2 Post-war 3 Principal productions 4 ReferencesPre-war[edit] The films produced at Denham were A Yank at Oxford
A Yank at Oxford
(1938), The Citadel (1938), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) and Busman's Honeymoon (US: Haunted Honeymoon, 1940). Production was initially headed by Michael Balcon. However, he left after a single film and was replaced by Victor Saville. The subsidiary was in abeyance during the war. Meanwhile, Amalgamated Studios Ltd constructed a large studio on the north side of Elstree Way between 1935 and 1937
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios Inc. (abbreviated as MGM or M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[3] Once the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio in Hollywood, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew
Marcus Loew
gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer
Louis B

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Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
/ˈaɪvənˌhoʊ/ is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England. It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels. Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
is set in 12th-century England, with colourful descriptions of a tournament, outlaws, a witch trial and divisions between Jews and Christians
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Lew Grade
Lew Grade, Baron Grade, OStJ, KC*SS (25 December 1906 – 13 December 1998), born Louis Winogradsky,[4] was a Ukrainian-born British media proprietor and impresario. Originally a dancer, and later a talent agent, Grade's interest in television production began in 1954 when, in partnership, he successfully bid for franchises in the newly created ITV network, which led to the creation of Associated Television
Associated Television
(ATV)
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2001
2001
2001
was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era
Common Era
(CE) and Anno Domini
Anno Domini
(AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade. 2001
2001
was designated as:International Year of VolunteersContents1 Events1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April 1.5 May 1.6 June 1.7 July 1.8 August 1.9 September 1.10 October 1.11 November 1.12 December2 Births2.1 January 2.2 February 2.3 March 2.4 April 2.5 May 2.6 June 2.7 July 2.8 August 2.9 September 2.10 October 2.11 November 2.12 December3 Deaths3.1 January 3.2 February 3.3 March 3.4 April 3.5 May 3.6 June 3.7 July 3.8 August 3.9 September 3.10 October 3.11 November 3.12 December4 Nobel Prizes 5 References 6 External linksEvents[edit] January[edit]January 20: George W
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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(/ˈkuːbrɪk/; July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history. His films, which are mostly adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres, and are noted for their realism, dark humor, unique cinematography, extensive set designs, and evocative use of music. Kubrick was raised in the Bronx, New York City, and attended William Howard Taft High School from 1941 to 1945
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EMI
Broken up: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
acquired by consortium led by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
and comprising
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Spring In Park Lane
Spring(s) may refer to: Spring
Spring
(season), a season of the year Spring
Spring
(device), a mechanical device that stores energy Spring
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Conspirator (1949 Film)
Conspirator is a 1949 British Film-noir
Film-noir
, suspense, espionage, thriller film , directed by Victor Saville
Victor Saville
and starring Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. Based on the 1948 novel Conspirator by Humphrey Slater, the film is about a beautiful eighteen-year-old American woman who meets and falls in love with a British Guards officer who turns out to be a spy for the Soviet Union. After they are married, she discovers his true identity and forces him to choose between his marriage and his ideology. When his Soviet handlers order him to murder his young American wife, he is faced with the ultimate choice. Conspirator was made for distribution by MGM. The film created some controversy over the age difference between Robert Taylor, who was in his late thirties, and Elizabeth Taylor, who was only sixteen at the time of production
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Under Capricorn
Under Capricorn is a 1949 British historical thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
about a couple in Australia
Australia
who started out as lady and stable boy in Ireland, and who are now bound together by a horrible secret. The film was based on the novel Under Capricorn (1937) by Helen Simpson, with a screenplay by James Bridie. It was adapted to the screen by Hume Cronyn. This was Hitchcock's second film in Technicolor, and like the preceding color film Rope (1948), it also featured 10-minute takes. The film is set in colonial Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australia
during the early 19th century. Under Capricorn is one of several Hitchcock films that are not typical thrillers; instead it is a mystery involving a love triangle. Hitchcock considered it to be one of his worst films and a disaster
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The Miniver Story
The Miniver Story is a 1950 film sequel to the successful 1942 film Mrs. Miniver. Like its predecessor, it was made by MGM and starred Greer Garson in the title role, but it was filmed on location in England. The film was directed by H.C. Potter and produced by Sidney Franklin, from a screenplay by George Froeschel and Ronald Millar based on characters created by Jan Struther. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa and Herbert Stothart, with additional music by Daniele Amfitheatrof (from Mrs. Miniver) (uncredited) and the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Greer Garson (Kay), Walter Pidgeon (Clem), Reginald Owen (Mr. Foley) and Henry Wilcoxon (Vicar) played their original roles
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Knights Of The Round Table (film)
Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 American historical Technicolor film made by MGM. Directed by Richard Thorpe
Richard Thorpe
and produced by Pandro S. Berman, it was the first film in CinemaScope
CinemaScope
made by that studio. The screenplay was by Talbot Jennings, Jan Lustig (de) and Noel Langley from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, first published in 1485 by William Caxton. The film was the second in an unofficial trilogy made by the same director and producer and starring Robert Taylor, coming between Ivanhoe (1952) and The Adventures of Quentin Durward
The Adventures of Quentin Durward
(1955). All three were made at MGM's British studios at Borehamwood, near London and partly filmed on location
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Anastasia
Anastasia
Anastasia
(from Greek Ἀναστασία) is a feminine given name and the female equivalent of the male name Anastasius. The name is of Greek origin, coming from the Greek word anastasis (ἀνάστασις), meaning "resurrection". It is a popular name in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia, where it was the most used name for decades until 2008, when its place was taken by Sophia
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Beau Brummell (film)
Brummell may refer to:Beau Brummell, born George Bryan Brummell (1778–1840), arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England, friend of the future King George IV Brummell Sendai, nickname of Vegalta Sendai, a Japanese professional football (soccer) club Paul Brummell
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The Dark Avenger
The Dark Avenger is a 1955 British-American historical adventure film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was written by Daniel B. Ullman (and an uncredited Phil Park[1]). The film stars Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru and Peter Finch. The music score is by Cedric Thorpe Davie. It is also known as The Warriors in the United States,[4] and had a working title of The Black Prince in the United Kingdom.[1] The Dark Avenger follows the adventures of Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III and heir to the throne of England, as he tries to liberate the people of Aquitaine from the cruel grasp of France. The film was the last historical action film Errol Flynn would ever make.[1]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Edward, Prince of Wales, son and heir to his father King Edward III of England, leads an English army to the French province of Aquitaine to protect the inhabitant from the ravages of the French
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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes is a 1955 technicolor romantic musical comedy film produced by Russ-Field productions, starring Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain, and released by United Artists. It was directed by Richard Sale, produced by the director and Bob Waterfield
Bob Waterfield
(Russell's husband) with Robert Bassler as executive producer, from a screenplay by Mary Loos and Sale, based on the novel But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes by Anita Loos. Anita Loos
Anita Loos
was the author of the novel and play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which had been turned into a smash film with Jane Russell
Jane Russell
and Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
two years before. The studio attempted to repeat the formula, with Russell returning but Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
stepping in for a presumably otherwise engaged Monroe (both women played new characters)
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