Cinema: Trojan Meets Girl

The trouble with moviemaking today, said Cecil Blount (The Greatest Show on Earth) DeMille, is taxes. Taking taxes into consideration, he decided he could save money by closing down Cecil B. DeMille Productions. But, lest moviegoers think they might never again see a new DeMille epic, the producer-director added that he had no intention of actually retiring from picture making.

Last week DeMille announced his next subject—a story by another, older epic-maker. Said he: "I have always been fascinated by the story of Helen of Troy. It offers the first dramatic example of conflict between Asia and Europe. And the love story...

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