David Lloyd George - The Movie Mystery


Dave Berry & Simon Horrocks - ed

Published by University of Wales

This is the incredible story of a silent film, made in 1918, but not screened in public until 1996.

The central figure in this drama - on and off screen - is the charismatic prime minister, David Lloyd George. Completed in the last months of the First World War, The Life Story of David Lloyd George was suddenly and mysteriously withdrawn before its first trade screening; solicitors, presumably acting for the government or for the Liberal party, paid £20,000 to remove the film from the offices of Ideal, the film's production company.

It was long thought that both copies had been lost or destroyed, and then in 1994 the complete negative was found amongst material supplied by Viscount Tenby (Lloyd George's grandson) for examination by the Wales Film and Television Archive.

pp xiv210 inc. 23 b/w illustrations 1998

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