Kingston Gleaner (08/Jan/1936) - Korda Film Wins British Medal
- article: Korda Film Wins British Medal
- newspaper: Kingston Gleaner (08/Jan/1936)
- keywords: Alexander Korda, Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Banks, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
KORDA FILM WINS BRITISH MEDAL
COVETED BRITISH AWARD GIVEN FOR "SANDERS OF THE RIVER."
LONDON, Jan, 1. — The annual gold medal presented by the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (or the most significant film of 1935 was awarded to-day to Alexander Korda's London Films production, "Sanders of the River."
"Sanders of the River," which was shown here last June, was a liberal film adaptation of the Commissioner Sanders stories by the late Edgar Wallace. It was directed by Zoltan Korda and featured Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks and Nina Mae McKinney. Its reception here by filmgoers and critics was considerably less enthusiastic than that accorded several other British films of last year.
The institute's gold medal award, comparable to that of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is the most coveted trophy of England film-makers. It was awarded last year to Alfred Hitchcock, British Director for his melodrama, "The Man Who Knew Too Much."