The Clarendon Film Company was a British film studio founded by Percy Stow and Henry Vassal Lawley.[1][2]

The studio was founded in 1904 in Croydon, primarily as a movie camera equipment company, and began to make short films as a side-line. It was named after its original location off Clarendon Road, and later moved to Limes Road.[3][4] Among the films made by the company was The Tempest (1908), adapted for the screen by Langford Reed

In 1909 it took part in the Paris Film Congress, a failed attempt by leading European producers to form a cartel similar to that of the MPPC in the United States.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Abel, Richard (2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-415-23440-5.
  2. ^ Low, Rachael (13 September 2013). The History of British Film (Volume 3): The History of the British Film 1914-1918. Routledge. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-136-20606-1.
  3. ^ Cruttenden, M. J. "John Bromley, Station Master, and the Curious Events Surrounding His Demotion". Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. Retrieved 20 November 2016 – via Bromley, Alan (2013). All About My Father: The Story of the Bromley and Coppard Families.
  4. ^ "Timeline of British Film". Screenonline. BFI. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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