John Schlesinger born in London (d. 2003)
General Strike paralyses the country for nine days
British Board of Film Censors bans Sergei Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin, which is not awarded a certificate until 1954. However, it is screened at the Film Society and other cinema clubs.
Nell Gwynne (d. Herbert Wilcox)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (d. Alfred Hitchcock)
J.D. Williams, co founder of First National Pictures in the US, sets up British National Pictures, building studios in Borehamwood, Elstree.
Actor Stanley Baker born in Ferndale, Rhondda Valley (d. 1976)
John Maxwell forms British International Pictures to combat Hollywood domination of British film industry.
Ken Russell born in Southampton
The Jazz Singer, the first picture to use all-synchronised sound, opens in US.
Easy Virtue (d. Alfred Hitchcock)
Hindle Wakes (d. Maurice Elvey)
Cinematograph Act establishes quota for film exhibitors.
British Lion Film Corporation opens Beaconsfield studio.
March: Gaumont-British Pictures Corporation registered as public company.
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