Cinema: David and Jock

For the last five years, bushy, bespectacled Showman David Oliver Selznick and bland, bespectacled Socialite John Hay ("Jock") Whitney have been partners. Their firm: Selznick International Pictures, Inc. When Whitney invaded an industry long monopolized by a small clique of specialists, Hollywood veterans smirked, knowingly predicted he would singe his finger tips. But Whitney stuck to his desk as SI's chairman, this year laughed last as S-I brought out two of the season's most profitable films—Gone With the Wind and Rebecca.

Last week, to a chorus of backslaps and compliments, Selznick International formally...

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