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Rated: 7.1 out of 10 with 1,378 votes.
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.
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7.1N/AUnited KingdomEnglishIMDb
Main Actors:
William Friese-Greene
Edith Harrison Friese-Greene
Helena Friese-Greene
Miss Tagg
Jack Carter
Lord Beaverbrook
Sitter in Bath Studio
Father in Family Group
Bride's Father in wedding group
1st Company Promoter
Maurice Friese-Greene
Fox Talbot's Butler
Nell Collings
Elderly Viscountess
Maida Vale Doctor
House Agent
Bridegroom's Mother
Mrs Claire
Sitter in Bath Studio
Mother in Family Group
Recruiting Sergeant
Mrs Stukely
Doctor's Housekeeper
Broker's Man
Sitter in Bath Studio
Official Receiver
Holborn Policeman
Army Sergeant
May Jones
Industry Man
Kenneth Friese-Greene
Bridesmaid in Wedding Group
Warehouse Manager
Speaker in Connaught Rooms
Bride's Mother in Wedding Group
Orchestra Conductor
Company Promoter
Old Gentleman
Cousin Alfred
Sitter in Bath Studio
Sitter in Bath Studio
Police Constable 94-B
1st Platform Man
Bridegroom's Father in Weddin...
Arthur Collings
Mr. Lege
Bridegroom in Wedding Group
Lady Pond
Ethel Friese-Greene
Fairground Barker
2nd Platform Man at Connaught
Bride in Wedding Group
William Fox-Talbot
Sitter in Bath Studio
Lab Asst
Sitter in Bath Studio
Title:The Magic Box
Release Date:
Directed by:John Boulting
Alternative Titles:Der wunderbare Flimmerkasten, La boite magique