Thanhouser was a US
film company, see Thanhouser
in our US History Section, that opened their London offices in 1913 at 100
Charing Cross Road in Westminster. The managing director was Paul Kimberley.
Kimberley formed Imperial Films with Thanhouser
as a British production arm.
From June 1915 until February 1917, their
offices were located at 166-168 Shaftsbury Avenue in Holborn. They then
moved to 167-169 Wardour Street in Westminster until they officially closed
their offices in 1921.
Thanhouser brands that were distributed
in the UK were Princess Films, Falstaff Films and Imperial Films.
Notice the British 3 Sheet shown on the
right that was printed by Jordison
We have 2 interviews with the manager of
Thanhouser Films in London. One in 1913 and one in 1914. We thought that
this was an interesting look at the film industry from the inside at the
beginning of WW1. Click Here.
Ned Thanhouser has provided us with a tremendous
list of the Thanhouser films that were distributed in the UK with the dates
of release. Click Here
For more information on Thanhouser, visit
Here's what we have on Thanhouser
films in our archive