Cinema: Dancing Girl

No. 1 current trend in U. S. cinema is biography. Biographical cinema got off to a good start three years ago when Warner Bros. made The Story of Louis Pasteur, followed it with The Life of Emile Zola. At Twentieth Century-Fox, Darryl Zanuck played up the vogue with such million-dollar footnotes to history as Lloyd's of London, In Old Chicago, Suez, Jesse James and Alexander Graham Bell.

Production schedules for this spring and summer read like headings in an encyclopedia. Every major studio has at least one biography already in production, more on the production line. Under way are Young Mr. Lincoln,...

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