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In it was acquired, together with a nine-acre estate, by film producer George Berthold Samuelson. The ground floor rooms became dressing-rooms, canteen, wardrobe and other offices; the upper rooms became bedrooms for anyone staying overnight.
Samuelson gained publicity by producing a fictitious newsreel during the early years of the 1st World War and over the next few years many silent films were shot here, many based on famous novels such as Little Women. In the studios, generally known as Isleworth Film Studios, were sold to British Super Films, in which Samuelson retained an interest. By the studios were being used by Fidelity Films. Films produced here included Madame Guillotine , with Madeleine Carroll.
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Wells wrote the screenplay, Arthur Bliss the music. From to the studios were owned by Criterion Film Productions, and afterwards by British Lion. Worton Hall survives and has been acquired by Bovis Homes for conversion into flats.
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