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|Frank Sydney Box|
29 April 1907|
Beckenham, Kent, England, UK
25 May 1983 (aged 76)|
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Muriel Box (1935–1969),|
Sydney Box (29 April 1907 – 25 May 1983) was a British film producer and screenwriter, and brother of British film producer Betty Box. In 1940, he founded the documentary film company Verity Films with Jay Lewis.
The couple were then hired by the Rank Organization to run Gainsborough Studios. They disapproved of the Gainsborough melodramas which had been the studio's major successes for several years and switched production to a broader range of more "realistic" films with mixed results. Box made 36 films at Gainsborough. Gainsborough was merged into the Rank Organization in 1949.
Box ended his cinema career in 1958 to concentrate on working in television. Box was part of a consortium that launched Tyne Tees Television in 1959.
Sydney and Muriel divorced in 1969.
Screenwriter and producer
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