Michael Balcon

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Sir Michael Elias Balcon (19 May 189617 October 1977) was a British film producer. His daughter, Jill Balcon, married Cecil Day Lewis.


Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 ed): Art. Michael Balcon p.28

  • I always look for people whose ideas coincide with mine, and then I'm ready to give them a chance to make a name for themselves.
  • We made films at Ealing that were good, bad and indifferent, but thet were indisputably British. They were rooted in the soil of the country.

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