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A British millionaire industrialist who made his money in flour. He was a deeply committed Methodist and a teetotaller, who got into film production in order to make religious films. His business acumen led him to become the biggest film producer in Britain by the mid-1940s.

Probably turning in his grave at the knowledge that he is mainly remembered as rhyming slang.

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