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  • Writer's pictureHenry K. Miller

Thursday 15 June

Bioscope reports that that W. & F. is to ‘enter producing field’.

Under Capricorn (1949): Olive Sloane is on the left

W. & F. had begun financing productions in France the previous year, beginning with René Hervil’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, which had debuted in Paris earlier in 1922 and then in London in May. The new announcement, premised on the success of Hervil’s film, was a slate of six further productions. That W. & F. did not seem to want to finance British productions may be indicative of the state of the industry.

The partly British cast of Le Crime de Lord Arthur Savile included Olive Sloane, whose many future roles would include a small part in Under Capricorn.


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