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Norman Rydge

Norman Rydge (1900-1980) was a businessman, one of whose many interests was the film industry. After 1936 he entered the cinema business, becoming managing director of Greater J. D. Williams Amusement Co. Ltd. and Greater Union Theatres Ltd., returning them to profit and establishing Greater Union as an international brand. He began to sell his hotel interests in the mid-1940s to focus on cinema.

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