CINEMA: Competition from London

Britain's most aggressive movie producer was last week conducting a recon naissance of the North American continent. Hollywood regarded him with just a little uncertainty. And well it might.

For J. (for Joseph) Arthur Rank, tall, well-set and methodical, a cinemogul of a type unfamiliar in Hollywood, let drop a few hints of his intentions.

A staunch Methodist, like his late multimillionaire father who had made a fortune in. the flour-milling industry in Great Britain, Rank entered the film business to produce religious shorts. But in ten years he has become the most successful producer in England, head of the...

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