THE GOVERNMENT: Constructive Effort

In 1918, Cinemagnate Adolph Zukor wrote: "The evil of producing and exhibiting coalitions is one of the gravest perils that has ever confronted the motionpicture industry. For some time past this condition has been developing and now threatens to halt the industry's progress. . . ." Last week this prediction came home to roost as the U. S. Department of Justice, acting under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and quoting Mr. Zukor's words, brought suit against him and almost every other bigwig in the cinema business. But, vast as this trust-busting procedure appeared,...

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