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Ivor Montagu

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The Honorable Ivor Goldsmid Samuel Montagu was a British filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, film critic, writer, and table tennis player. He helped to develop a lively intellectual film culture in Britain during the interwar years, and was also the founder of the International Table Tennis Federation.

He married Ellen Hellstern in 1927.[1]

With Sidney Bernstein, Montagu established the London Film Society in 1925, the first film club devoted to showing art films and independent films. Montagu became the first film critic of The Observer and the New Statesman. He did the post-production work on Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger and was hired to Gaumont-British in the 1930s, working as a producer on a number of the Hitchcock thrillers.

In 1933, Montagu was a founder member of the Association of Cinematograph and Television Technicians.

He died in 1984 aged 80.[2]


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  1. Marriage registered Q1 1927 St Giles.
  2. Death registered Q4 1984 Watford.