Cinema: Small Wonder

After two lean years in a Hollywood jungle that has never been more perilous. Eagle Lion—the first addition to big-time U.S. film studios in 14 years—was at last making good. Under able President Arthur B. Krim, a 38-year-old lawyer who tackled his job with virtually no movie experience, E.L. has become a model of efficient, cost-cutting operation. It has kept down overhead by steering clear of long-term contracts with high-priced stars and directors. Periodically, it has shut down until it could prepare four to six films for almost simultaneous (and thus economical) shooting. On the average, it has managed to squeeze...

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