The Magic Box 1952

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by: John Boulting
Runtime: 118 minutes
Tagline: 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!
Cast:
Robert Donat
Robert Donat
William Friese-Greene 
Margaret Johnston
Margaret Johnston
Edith Harrison Friese-Greene 
Maria Schell
Maria Schell
Helena Friese-Greene 
Renée Asherson
Renée Asherson
Miss Tagg 
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
Jack Carter 
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Lord Beaverbrook