Radio: Return of the Oldtimers

Will topnotch oldtime movies on TV screens enrich or degrade U.S. television? CBS, which recently paid $20 million for 725 M-G-M classics (including Little Women; Mrs. Miniver; The Philadelphia Story; Camille; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Mutiny on the Bounty) appeared overconfident. "Our audiences will be assured many additional hours of great entertainment to complement the regular schedule," boasted the network. But what TV chains have apparently overlooked is that some of the "great" oldtimers may not look so shiny today. Last week's big TV movie, Top Hat, for example, did not look as good...

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