Business: Film Exports

The virtual control of foreign markets by U. S. cinema producers is bearing rich fruit in constantly increasing exports of U. S.-made films.

In 1923, domestic films sent abroad measured 138,656,880 linear feet and were worth $5,417,745. Last year, similar exports were valued at $6,181,917 and totaled 170,347,342 feet. It is expected that 1925 will establish new high records for domestic footage exported. The money values here included represent only the cost of the actual positive prints shipped and not the income they produced from rentals. Total value of our foreign export business in...

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