Wrote the foreword for "Principal Characters: Film Players Out of Frame", by Christopher Neame
(Scarecrow Press, 2005)
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[About his working relationship with J. Arthur Rank] I always remember him as a rather big man, but that may be because I was a very slim, young man at the time. He wasn't fat. I remember a mustache, a good-natured face. You know when you met him that this was a good man. And so we started to choose subjects, prepare scripts, and knew that we had a lovely studio to shoot them in. And we knew ...
Financial difficulties arose for the family after the death of his father, Elwin Neame
, in 1923. As a result, he was forced to leave public school to look for a job. He found one at the newly opened Elstree Studios. This started him on his way to being a film director.