Cinema: New Horizon

Stanley Kramer is an intense young man who learned moviemaking from the ground up, as studio handyman, film cutter, script editor, scenario writer, wartime writer-director of Signal Corps training films. At 32, just out of the Army, he got together a team of bright young moviemakers, wangled financing, started in as an independent producer. Short of money, he slashed costs by rehearsing his actors thoroughly before the cameras began to grind. The B-budget results he turned out —Champion, Home of the Brave, The Men—rated A with both critics and the ticket-buying public, made...

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