Cinema: Dark Secret

In Hollywood, where every sleeve holds a concealed dagger, producers were more than usually wary. On top of processing scads of mystery pictures and several hush-hush mellers about the OSS, Hollywood had a cloak-&-dagger drama of its own: Who will produce the first big atom-bomb picture?

Chief rivals are Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. According to Hollywood gossips, they are infiltrating each other's lots with company spies disguised as extras. Following standard practice, Paramount has already surmounted the first production hurdle: picking and discarding various titles. The chosen one: Top Secret. It is no top secret that the picture will be masterminded by cinema...

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