The Man Who Ruined the British Film Industry

The Man Who Ruined the British Film Industry

Controversial profile of Sir John Davis (1906-1993), the fearsome managing director of the Rank Organisation in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was responsible for much of British film production and exhibition. Davis still had the power to intimidate many of the interviewees from beyond the grave.

Features interviews with Lewis Gilbert, Derek Bond, Christopher Lee, Anthony Havelock Allen, Betty Box, Sir Denis Forman, John Boulting, Bill Annett.

Produced and directed by John Ellis for Large Door and Channel 4, 1996

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