C. M. Woolf
Charles Moss Woolf
10 July 1879
|Died||31 December 1942 63) (aged|
|Employer||Gaumont British Picture Corporation, General Film Distributors|
|Known for||Distributing some of Alfred Hitchcock's first films|
|Spouse(s)||Second wife, Gladys Capua Woolf|
|Children||John and James Woolf, Rosemary Woolf|
|Relatives||Eight brothers and sisters|
Charles Moss Woolf (10 July 1879 –31 December 1942) was a British film distributor.
Woolf made a fortune by financing, distributing and exhibiting films after World War I, including some of Alfred Hitchcock's first films. In 1935 he resigned from the Gaumont British Picture Corporation and formed General Film Distributors. He brought J. Arthur Rank into the film industry. 
He was the father of producers John and James Woolf, and of Rosemary Woolf, a scholar of medieval literature. 
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