Business & Finance: British Films

For some time British cinema companies have been having a thoroughly unhappy time of it. Most of their difficulties arise from the difficulty experienced in competing with imported U. S. films. Britain herself has scarcely enough of a movie public to support domestic film production; as compared with America's 25,000 cinemas, Britain has only 6,000.

U. S. producers can spend large sums in producing films for the home market alone; whatever sales or leases are made abroad are considered as surplus earnings. After yielding handsome returns in the U. S. over its cost, Charlie Chaplin's...

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