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Differences in popularity between British and US films, 1931

Letter from James Roberts, Secretary of the New Zealand Alliance of Labour, written after receiving a report of the Trades Union Congress General Council's visit to Elstree film studios. Roberts expresses his appreciation of British pictures, which he argues were better edited, acted and spoken, but suggests "that one of the great difficulties of the British Film Industry will be that the American picture people seem to have control of many of the theatres overseas".

Included in a file on 'Entertainment Industry: Cinematograph Industry', from the archive of the Trades Union Congress; document reference: MSS.292/674.94/3

Differences in popularity between British and US films, 1931

Differences in popularity between British and US films, 1931