Business: Cinemalefactors

The Federal Trade Commission last week told Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky and their Famous Players Lasky Corp., now known as Paramount-Famous-Lasky Corp (TIME, March 28), that, although they were by no means criminals, they had none the less been doing evil to their cinema competitors and were in effect malefactors. Their trade practices had been monopolistic because: 1) By owning or controlling 368 theatres on June 30, 1926 (more than 550 now) the corporation had substantially stifled competition. 2) By renting films only in blocks, exhibitors had to accept pictures of poor...

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