Cinema-going preferences in Britain in the 1930s

John Sedgwick

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The 1938 Cinematograph Films Act signalled the end of a decade of achievement for the British film industry. The legislation made it easier for American renters to meet their quota obligations, by reducing the number of domestic productions they were required to handle in order to balance the volume of Hollywood films imported into Britain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe unknown 1930s: an alternative history of the british cinema, 1929-39
EditorsJ. Richards
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9781860643033
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameCinema and society
PublisherIB Tauris & Co


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