MGM-British Studios


MGM-British Studios

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) established a British operation, initially, at Denham Film Studios in 1936. Films produced there were
* "A Yank at Oxford" (1938)
* "The Citadel" (1938)
* "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939)
* "Busman's Honeymoon"/"Haunted Honeymoon" (1940)

After World War II MGM took control of the former Amalgamated Studios site in 1948, between Shenley Road and Elstree Way, in Borehamwood.

Productions made at the MGM-British studios include , The Dirty Dozen, Ivanhoe, and the "Danger Man" and "The Prisoner" television series. "2001" has been cited as one of the primary causes behind the closing down of the studio because Stanley Kubrick's film occupied more and more of the available studio space - eventually using all of it - for almost two years, thus rendering the facilities massively unprofitable in the long run.

The studio was in operation until 1970, one of the last shows in production being UFO. At that time, the studio operation was merged with the EMI facility (commonly known as Elstree Studios) to become MGM-EMI and the site was cleared.


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