The Robert Clark Account: Films released in Britain by Associated British Pictures, British Lion, MGM, and Warner Bros., 1946‐1957

@article{Porter2000TheRC,
  title={The Robert Clark Account: Films released in Britain by Associated British Pictures, British Lion, MGM, and Warner Bros., 1946‐1957},
  author={Vincent Porter},
  journal={Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={469 - 511}
}
  • V. Porter
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • History
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Until now, it was thought that virtually no written records had survived of the Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC), which was one of Great Britain’s principal exhibition, distribution and production companies between 1933 and 1969. They were almost certainly destroyed when EMI took over the Ž rm in 1969. Previous writings about the history of ABPC have therefore had to rely heavily on personal reminiscences [1]. This document was discovered among the papers of Robert Clark’s widow… 

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Source: Board of Trade. The average seat prices are calculated by dividing the gross cinema takings in Great Britain by the number of admissions

    In this year the average take of the six least successful Warner lms was £57,048 and of the six least successful MGM lms £62

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        Many cinemas also refused to replay The Dam Busters 6 weeks after its initial success

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            British Lion (8) and ABP (5). The six lms that played as the bottom half of the double bill were The Naked Heart (BL

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            Woman's Angle (ABPC, 1952) and Oh Rosalinda!! (ABPC, 1956). The detailed release patterns for ABC cinemas during the period can be found in Allen Eyles