Cinema: Two-Toned Blau

On a Hollywood sound stage, an experiment in bilingual moviemaking began rolling last week. The picture: F. Hugh Herbert's Broadway hit, The Moon Is Blue (TIME, March 19, 1951). Tough-talking

Director Otto (Forever Amber) Preminger was barking commands. He started each scene with "Los!" and ended them abruptly with "Noch einmal"—or less frequently, "Sehr gut!"

At times, Vienna-born Preminger would turn to his cameraman with a sigh: "You must be firm with Germans. They are raised differently from us and react better if one is absolutely rigorous. Only patience will get us what we want." When the German cast moved off the set,...

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