Television: The Pirate Coast

Hollywood, where buccaneering has long been an art, is echoing with cries of piracy against the TV producers. Charged Movie Director George Sidney last week: "TV isn't satisfied with exhuming old movies from the cemetery. Now it's taking our children before they're even born."

Sidney, who is preparing to film Mackinlay Kantor's Andersonville for Columbia Pictures, called in lawyers to see if there was a case against Climax for its production of The Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer (TIME, July 8). Twentieth Century-Fox still seethed over Climax' play The Dark Wall, which the studio thinks resembled its forthcoming Three Faces...

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