Peace of Paris

Will H. Hays, tsar of U. S. cinema, sailed home from France last week feeling something like Owen D. Young. Under his chairmanship a meeting of German and U. S. cinemanufacturers (TIME, June 30) had at last concluded a Pact of Paris on patents and markets.

The U. S. delegates, representing almost all producers and manufacturers, and the Germans, representing chiefly Tobis-Klangfilm (subsidiary of great electrical Siemens & Halske) were chiefly concerned about conflicting talkie patents.

Warner Bros, used to be the only U. S. producers allowed to show talkies in Germany,...

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