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Edward L. Alperson (1895–1969)

Edward R. Alperson was an ambitious 39-year old manager of a film exchange when he decided to organize a new studio he called Grand National in 1936. The company headquartered in New York City with the First Division Picture Exchange as it's distribution arm and received a tremendous boost when Warner Brothers' prime star, James Cagney, walked ... See full bio »

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 1959 I Mobster (presenter)
 1957 The Restless Breed (presenter)
 1956 Mohawk (presenter)
 1955 The Magnificent Matador (presenter)
 1954 New Faces (presenter)
 1953 Invaders from Mars (presenter)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron (presenter)
 1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo (presenter)
 1950 Dakota Lil (presenter)
 1939 Exile Express (presenter)
 1938 King of the Sierras (presenter)
 1938 Cipher Bureau (presenter)
 1938 Frontier Scout (presenter)
 1938 Six-Shootin' Sheriff (presenter)
 1938 International Crime (presenter)
 1938 Frontier Town (presenter)
 1938 Swing It, Sailor! (presenter)
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out (presenter)
 1938 Here's Flash Casey (presenter)
 1937 Wallaby Jim of the Islands (presenter)
 1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (presenter)
 1937 The Shadow Strikes (presenter)
 1937 Love Takes Flight (presenter)
 1937 Something to Sing About (presenter)
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (presenter)
 1937 Small Town Boy (presenter)
 1937 Trailin' Trouble (presenter)
 1937 The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (presenter - as Edward A. Alperson)
 1937 Boots of Destiny (presenter)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies (presenter)
 1937 Sweetheart of the Navy (presenter)
 1937 Bank Alarm (presenter)
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing (presenter)
 1937 Killers of the Sea (Documentary) (presenter)
 1937 The Gold Racket (presenter)
 1937 Hittin' the Trail (presenter)
 1937 Girl Loves Boy (presenter)
 1937 Navy Spy (presenter)
 1937 Trouble in Texas (presenter)
 1937 Arizona Days (presenter)
 1936 We're in the Legion Now (presenter)
 1936 Hats Off (presenter)
 1936 Great Guy (presenter)
 1936 Song of the Gringo (presenter)
 1936 Yellow Cargo (presenter)
 1936 White Legion (presenter)
 1936 The Devil on Horseback (presenter)
 1936 In His Steps (presenter)
 1936 Juggernaut (presenter)
 1936 Captain Calamity (presenter)
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Alperson's Grand National had 29 film exchanges in the U.S. and 6 in Canada. These exchanges were territorial and serviced independent theaters operating, literally, on a film per flat fee basis and then exchanged for another one. During the 1930's an independent theater might completely change their bills 3 times weekly and would typically screen films from other B-movie studios (Monogram, ... See more »



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