Elstree Falling

  • Paul Moody


Bryan Forbes produced several notable successes during his tenure, and this chapter uses EMI’s production files and records from the British Board of Film Classification to analyse these films, including The Railway Children and Tales of Beatrix Potter. However, it also shows how Bernard Delfont refused to sanction a full release of The Breaking of Bumbo and almost stopped the screening of a film Forbes directed, The Raging Moon, during the same period. Forbes’ tenure was nearing its end, and this chapter concludes with the forced merger with MGM, which was to mark the start of EMI shifting its production policy away from Forbes’ initial vision.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Moody
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  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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