The Magic Box Poster

Release Date: April 20th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
William Friese-Green (Robert Donat) is a young British photographer who dreams of making the projection of moving images into a reality. Through various experiments, luck and sheer perseverance, he succeeds in creating a working motion picture camera. However, his achievement fails to capture public attention. Worse, his obsessive devotion to his ambitions causes him to neglect other aspects of his life, leaving William impoverished and causing emotional pain for those closest to him.

Cast: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Margaret Johnston, Janette Scott, Bernard Miles, Frederick Valk, John Davies, Eric Portman

Director: John Boulting

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Moving, Love, Family, Wife, Fall, England, Quest


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)