Director Stanley Kubrick born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1999)
British Screen News founded
Director Nicolas Roeg born in London
British premiere of The Jazz Singer at Piccadilly Theatre, London.
Shooting Stars (d. A.V. Bramble / Anthony Asquith)
John Grierson appointed head of Empire Marketing Board, told to "bring the Empire alive".
British Movietone News, the first British sound newsreel, begins
The Wall Street Crash signals the start of the Great Depression of the early 1930s
Federation of Workers' Film Society established in London to "arouse working class interest in films of special importance"
Atlantic (d. E.A. Dupont)
Blackmail (d. Alfred Hitchcock)
Drifters (d. John Grierson)
Picadilly (d. E.A. Dupont)
Would You Believe It? (d. Walter Forde)
British Movietone News and Gaumont-British launch sound newsreels.
Fire causes serious damage at Gainsborough's studios in Islington.
First sound version of Pathe Gazette
Universal Talking News founded
A Cottage on Dartmoor (d. Anthony Asquith)
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