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The History of British Cinema:1941













J Arthur Rank





Aug -

Warner Bros acquires a 25% stake in the Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC) at a cost of £903,150. [ADD]





Oct -

J Arthur Rank’s GCFC buys the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, including Gaumont-British’s chain of 251 cinemas and its five-stage studios at Lime Grove in Shepherds Bush..   Rank replaces Isidore Ostrer as chairman. [ADD]





Dec -

J Arthur Rank assumes full control of the Odeon cinema chain following the death of Oscar Deutsch. [ADD]






– The British Film Producers’ Association (BFPA) is founded. [ADD]





– There are 4,415 cinemas in Great Britain in 1941, with a total number of 4,216,200 seats. [ADD]


Other Key British Films of 1941

    49th Parallel (Michael Powell) [ADD]
    Love on the Dole (John Baxter) [ADD]
    Major Barbara (Gabriel Pascal) [ADD]
    Pimpernel  Smith (Leslie Howard) [ADD]
    The Prime Minister (Thorold Dickinson) [ADD]
    That Hamilton Woman (Alexander Korda) [ADD]

The History of Cinema: 1941

    Canada - USSR
    USA January - September
    USA October - December




Gt. Britain: 1940

Gt. Britain: 1942



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