Maurice Cowan

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Maurice Cowan (1891-1974) was a British writer and producer. He produced the first films of Norman Wisdom. [1] He disliked working with Wisdom so much on One Good Turn he vowed never to work with the comedian again. [2]


He was editor of The Picture Goer when he came up with an idea for what became the film I Live in Grosvenor Square . He sent it to Herbert Wilcox would bought it. [3]

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  1. "Sea drama in running for award". The Herald . No. 23, 768. Melbourne. 30 July 1953. p. 19. Retrieved 11 August 2020 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "Our "Zither Girl " had no hope". The Sunday Times . No. 2924. Western Australia. 19 December 1954. p. 39. Retrieved 11 August 2020 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "She met a Yank in Grosvenor Square". The Daily Telegraph . Vol. VI, no. 37. Sydney. 29 July 1945. p. 35. Retrieved 11 August 2020 via National Library of Australia.