Tony, King of the Soho Jungle,
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This review is from: Beasts in the Cellar: The Exploitation Film Career of Tony Tenser (Paperback)
The first thing that comes across in this excellent book, and continues throughout is what an amiable and likeable man Tony Tenser is. In his dealings with various partners, artists and people in general, nowhere does he appear to be spiteful, vindictive or any way unpleasant. A rare feat in his chosen profession.
The Compton, and later Tigon years were my main reason for wanting to read this book, but John Hamilton offers so much more. The constant restraints of budgets, the battles with the censor - on a par with Hammer's - the property purchases, the films that never got made etc, etc. Above all, one man's energy and enthusiasm that brought it all about, and took the "Big Boys" on at their own game. This book belongs on any Cineaste's bookshelf.