Gaumont British 1922 - 1941

industry:
Film distributer,
Film producer,
Manufacturer of cinematographic equipment
Nationality:
British; French; Anglo-French
based:
England, United Kingdom

British subsidiary of French film company Gaumont; became independent in 1922 under Isidore Ostrer; produced and distributed films from its Lime Grove Studios in the 1930s; distribution in America handed to 20th Century Fox in 1938; produced cinecameras and projectors under licence from Bell & Howell; acquired by Rank Organisation in 1941.