A Queen Is Crowned

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A Queen Is Crowned
A Queen Is Crowned FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed byMichael Waldman
Produced byCastleton Knight
Written byChristopher Fry
Narrated byLaurence Olivier
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
  • 2 June 1953 (1953-06-02)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Queen Is Crowned is a 1953 British Technicolor documentary film written by Christopher Fry. The film documents the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with a narration of events by Laurence Olivier. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was the first winner of the now-defunct Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Film.[1][2][dead link][3] The film was one of the most popular at the British box office in 1953.[4]


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  1. ^ "The 26th Academy Awards (1954) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ "NY Times: A Queen Is Crowned". NY Times. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Winners & Nominees Documentary". GoldenGlobes.com. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ Thumim, Janet. "The popular cash and culture in the postwar British cinema industry". Screen. Vol. 32 no. 3. p. 259.

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