London Film Company was formed in 1913 by
the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres. Ralph Jupp and Ralph Dewsbury headed
the production company and produced numerous films, some with US directors
Dewsbury directed several films and then
left in 1916 to join the Royal Flying Corp during World War I. He came back
in 1917 to direct one additional film. Here's a list of the films Dewsbury
directed from our archive.
Ralph Jupp who had formed Provincial Cinematograph
in 1909 which became the first important UK cinema circuit. In 1912, he
co-founded the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of Great Britain and
was it's first president. In 1914, he founded the Associated Provincial
Picture Houses. In 1916, Jupp became ill and he to retire. In 1918, he sold
off his interests and died in 1921.
The company distributed it's final film
in 1920 and closed its doors.
Here's a list of films by London
Film Company in our archive.