A chronology of Manchester's Film History compiled by CP Lee. Comments and/or additional material welcome -
(This page updated 01-Nov-2011)
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1933 - A meeting with Laurel and Hardy at Manchester's Midland Hotel convinces John E Blakeley to return to film production and in 1934 he forms the Mancunian Film Corporation Ltd. His first film is Boots! Boots! which stars George Formby in his first 'talkie' role (Hotun youtube link) (wife Beryl appears alongside him as 'Snooky') and also marks the screen debut of teenage singer Betty Driver. (Hotun youtube link)
1933 - Actor Don Knight born 16 February in Manchester (d. 18 Aug 1997).
1933 - Actor and singer Don Estelle born Donald Edwards in Crumpsall on 22 May (d. 2 Aug 2003).
1934 - Actor Roy Kinnear born 8 January in Wigan.
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MANCHESTER FILM HISTORY established 2011.