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Dave Groves
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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
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 - posted January 03, 2016 07:13 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
While just wasting time, I came across a very interesting documentary made for Channel 4 entitled 'The man who ruined the British Film Industry. It tells the story of John davis who became J. Arthur Rank's right hand man, and who, in the opinion of many in his organisation, was the reason for it's downfall. Worth a look. Just type in the title.

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted January 03, 2016 03:04 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John Davis (1906-1993) joined Odeon Theatres in 1938 as an accountant. He became Managing Director of the Rank Organisation in 1948.
He was knighted in 1971.

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