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From Our Staff Correspondent
LONDON, Dec. 27.-The 49-year-oId Cockney comedian Ronald Shiner, was Britain's leading box office attraction among film actors in 1952, according to a poll of 4,522 exhibitors
organised by the "Motion Picture Herald."
Shiner, who has appeared in 100 films in 25 years, has n-îvcr been listed among the first 10 before.
He was in the Royal Cana- dian Mounted Police and Regular Army, and was a fac- tory worker and milkman be- fore turning to films and the
He won his fame in the films "Worm's Eye View" and "Reluctant Heroes," and be- fore that in the stage version of the same plays.
Anna Neagle, for the sixth successive year, was first choice among British women screen stars, although she ap- pealed in only one new film -"Derby Day"-during 1952.
Shiner was followed by Alastair Sim, Alec Guinness, Anthony Steel and Jack Haw- kins (the last two bracketed), Richard Todd, Nigel Patrick, Jack Warner, Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard and Glynis
The -12 films which took the most money at Britain's box-offices included eight British productions.
The complete list was "The Greatest Show on Earth" (American), "Where No Vul- tures Fly" (British), "Son of Paleface" (American). "Ivan- hoe" (British), "Mandy" (Bri Üsh), "The Planter's Wife
(British), 'The Quiet Man" (American), "The World in His Arms" ' (American), "Angels One Five" (British),
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"African Queen ' (British) ail "The Sound Barrier" (British)}
In the international field lbs most popular star in Britain this year was Bob Hope foil lowed by Gregory Peck Bell/ Hutton, Martin and Lews,, John Wayne, Mario Lanza, James Mason, James Stewart, Doris Day and Humph« Bogart_ _