Cinema: Buy British

After more than two years of earnest fact-finding and many months of laborious lawmaking, the British Government last week breathed a sigh of accomplishment. They had just passed what they believed to be holeproof legislation to replace the punctured, lately-expired Cinematograph Films Act of 1927.

In 1927 aggressive Hollywood had knocked the cinema industry of the United Kingdom flatter than any British heavyweight. From Lands End to the Shetlands, British cinemas were showing 16 Hollywood films to England's one. To get the slumped industry back on its feet. Parliament enacted a ten-year...

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