Cinema: Crime Marches On

The Kefauver committee's first effect on Hollywood was to keep moviegoers in thrall to cinema's archenemy, the TV set. But the moviemakers were soon hopping on the bandwagon. Twentieth Century-Fox rushed to the screen with a 52-minute newsreel of the committee's Manhattan and Washington sessions, starring Frank Costello, Virginia Hill, ex-Mayor William O'Dwyer. The special bait: a full view of Costello's. face, which he had refused to expose to the television cameras. By last week Hollywood producers were hastily registering their titles for a job lot of future movies on the theme of the moment. Among them: Senate Investigation, Senate Investigator,...

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