Cinema: Revival in France

At the Pathe Studios in Joinville, a suburb of Paris, dozens of nail-straighteners were hard at work last week. With new nails scarce or unobtainable, their labors were needed to make scenery for a movie to be called L'Assassin Chantait. In Paris offices, French cinemagnates and U.S. and British moneymen were equally busy making deals and filling the French movie world with rumors of great things to come.

Throughout that world, everybody is passionately working and planning. Pathe is readying Le Bataillon du Ciel, whose real-life hero will be chief of French parachutists, one-armed Colonel Bourgoin. Gaumont plans to have Jean...

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