Anglo-Amalgamated Productions was a British film production company, run by Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy, which operated from 1945 until roughly 1971 (after which it was absorbed into EMI Films). Low-budget and second features, often produced at Merton Park Studios, formed much of its output. It was the UK distributor of many films produced by American International Pictures (AIP), who distributed AA's films in the United States.
Opening logo, from Carry on Cleo (1964)
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It is remembered for producing the first 12 Carry On films (all of which were produced at Pinewood Studios) and B-movie series such as The Scales of Justice, Scotland Yard and the Edgar Wallace Mysteries. It did, however, produce the Michael Powell film Peeping Tom (1960) and such films as John Schlesinger's A Kind of Loving (1962), Billy Liar (1963) or Ken Loach's Poor Cow (1967). The company's distribution arrangement with American International Pictures led to the last two films in Roger Corman's series of films based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death and The Tomb of Ligeia (both 1964), being joint productions made in the UK. AA's film distribution subsidiary was Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors Ltd. Anglo had a film production arm called Insignia Films.
At its peak Anglo Amalgamated made a return of £3 million a year.
- Wide Boy (1952)
- The Drayton Case (1953)
- The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
- The Tommy Steele Story (1957)
- The Duke Wore Jeans (1958)
- Carry On Sergeant (1958)
- Carry On Nurse (1959)
- Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
- Carry On Teacher (1959)
- Peeping Tom (1960)
- Carry On Constable (1960)
- Circus of Horrors (1960)
- The Criminal (1960)
- Carry On Regardless (1961)
- A Kind of Loving (1962)
- Carry On Cruising (1962)
- Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)
- Carry On Cabby (1963)
- Carry On Jack (1963)
- Billy Liar (1963)
- Carry On Spying (1964)
- The Masque of the Red Death (co-produced with AIP, 1964)
- The Tomb of Ligeia (co-produced with AIP, 1964)
- Nothing But the Best (1964)
- Catch Us If You Can (1964)
- The Big Job (1965)
- Darling (1965)
- Carry On Cleo (1964)
- Carry On Cowboy (1965)
- Carry On Screaming (1966)
- Five Golden Dragons (1967)
- The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)
- Poor Cow (1967)
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