One of the earliest producer/distributors in the British film industry, G.B. Samuelson's first notable screen endeavor was the 1914 adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's Study in Scarlet. Samuelson went on to produce such oft-filmed literary adaptations as Little Women (1917) and Hindle Wakes. He also occasionally directed; his best-known effort in this capacity was the 1925 version of She, which is still available for exhibition. Before his retirement in the early '30s, Samuelson directed a handful of talkies, including 1932's Hat Box Mystery. G.B. Samuelson passed on his cinematic legacy to his sons, who went into international production-distribution.