Cinema: Squeezing the Critics

British movie critics have always appeared to take a special delight in poking fun—or just plain poking—at Hollywood's product. On occasion, Hollywood has foolishly struck back. One London reviewer, E. Arnot Robertson, was dropped by the BBC after M-G-M charged that her criticisms were "unnecessarily harmful" (TIME, Dec. 13, 1948). Last week the battle was out in the open again.

"Stay at Home . . ." Led by MGM's Sam Eckman, nine member companies of the Motion Picture Association of America last month withdrew their display advertisements from Lord Beaverbrook's Evening Standard and...

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