Monarch Film Corporation

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The Monarch Film Corporation was a British film distribution company active during the 1940s and 1950s. It specialised in supplying second features to British cinemas. The company handled a mixture of British and American films, as well as the Australian film Strong Is the Seed . [1] It involved itself in production at times, and produced several more ambitious features including Hindle Wakes (1952) and A Yank in Ermine (1956). It had an arrangement with ACT Films under John Croydon to handle films made at Walton Studios. [2] The 1952 adventure film Men Against the Sun (1952) was, unusually for the second feature market, a costume adventure film despite its running time. [3]


It should not be confused with John R. Freuler's American company of the same name active during the early 1930s.

Selected filmography



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  1. Chibnall & McFarlane p.44
  2. Chibnall & McFarlane p.106
  3. Chibnall & McFarlane p.208