G.B. Samuelson

Active - 1914 - 1934  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Crime

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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.