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Stoll Pictures was a British film production and distribution company of the silent era, founded in April 1918.

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During the early to mid-1920s it was the largest film company in Britain and one of the biggest in Europe. Its major domestic rival was the Ideal Film Company. Stoll's films were primarily made at its Cricklewood Studios, although the smaller Surbiton Studios were also used during the early years of the company's existence. The company takes its name from its founder Sir Oswald Stoll, better known today as a theatre owner.

Stoll produced a series of expensive films during the early 1920s such as The Four Feathers and The Prodigal Son at a cost of £37,000 was at the time the most expensive British production ever. The film's original release length of 18,454 feet made it the longest commercially made British film. The studio was a major victim of the Slump of 1924 and cut back production, relying on several co-productions with European firms. The company became particularly known for its film series such as Fu Manchu and Sherlock Holmes. The company ran its own magazine Stoll's Editorial News.

  1. Low p. 123–27
  2. Low p. 276
  3. Robertson p.35
  • Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Murphy, Robert. The British Cinema Book, Second Edition. British Film Institute, 2003.


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Stoll Pictures Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Stoll Pictures news newspapers books scholar JSTOR March 2018 Learn how and when to remove this template message Stoll Pictures was a British film production and distribution company of the silent era founded in April 1918 Contents 1 Background 2 See also 3 References 4 BibliographyBackground EditDuring the early to mid 1920s it was the largest film company in Britain and one of the biggest in Europe Its major domestic rival was the Ideal Film Company Stoll s films were primarily made at its Cricklewood Studios although the smaller Surbiton Studios were also used during the early years of the company s existence 1 The company takes its name from its founder Sir Oswald Stoll better known today as a theatre owner Stoll produced a series of expensive films during the early 1920s such as The Four Feathers and The Prodigal Son at a cost of 37 000 was at the time the most expensive British production ever 2 The film s original release length of 18 454 feet made it the longest commercially made British film 3 The studio was a major victim of the Slump of 1924 and cut back production relying on several co productions with European firms The company became particularly known for its film series such as Fu Manchu and Sherlock Holmes The company ran its own magazine Stoll s Editorial News See also EditList of Stoll Pictures filmsReferences Edit Low p 123 27 Low p 276 Robertson p 35Bibliography EditLow Rachael The History of the British Film 1918 1929 George Allen amp Unwin 1971 Murphy Robert The British Cinema Book Second Edition British Film Institute 2003 This article about a British film distributor or production company is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stoll Pictures amp oldid 1047054256, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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