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1922

28 June

Ultimatum issued to IRA to vacate occupied buildings in Dublin is followed by bombardment and the start of the Irish Civil War

19 October

Lloyd George's coalition government falls following the withdrawal of Unionist support.

 

Bell and Howell and Kodak agree on 16mm standard for amateur film makers. Eastman-Kodak reversal 16mm film marketed following year.

1923

17 April

Lindsay Anderson born in Bangalore, India (d. 1994)

18 May

BBFC and Home Office consider censorship of Married Love - romantic drama reflecting issues of birth control.

24 May

Irish Civil War formally ends after ceasefire declared.

29 August

Actor and director Richard Attenborough born in Cambridge

 

The Virgin Queen (d. J. Stuart Blackton)

 

Woman to Woman (d. Graham Cutts)

1924

22 January

Following the loss of the Conservative majority in the House of Commons, the Labour Party forms its first government under Ramsay MacDonald, with Liberal backing.

 February

Michael Balcon and Graham Cutts purchase Famous Players' Islington Studios and set up Gainsborough Pictures.

 June

Hepworth Film Company goes into receivership.

 November

Crisis in film industry leads to one-month closure of studios.

1925

8 September

Actor Peter Sellers born in Southsea, Hampshire (d. 1980)

10 November

Actor Richard Burton born in Pontrydyfen, Wales (d. 1984)

 

Bonzolino; or Bonzo Broadcasted (prod: W.A.Ward)

 

The Pleasure Garden (d. Alfred Hitchcock)

 

The Rat (d. Graham Cutts)

 

The Film Society established in London: first of its kind.

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