Cinema: Lubitsch for Cohen

Director Ernst Lubitsch, the beady-eyed, loquacious, stocky German-Jew whose long list of successes ending with The Merry Widow have made him one of the five most famed cinema directors in the world, last week got a new job: production chief at Paramount. Never before in the history of the industry has so spectacular a director been considered sufficiently responsible to run a major studio. The appointment caused Hollywood to rattle with astonishment. Director Lubitsch caustically suggested that the shock was due to the fact that he is a picturemaker not a banker,...

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