Management: Fight in the Lion's Den

For its annual stockholders' meeting last week, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer took over a cavernous Times Square theater currently showing rival 20th Century-Fox's The Bible. MGM's own epic turned out to be a mixture of real life and reel life. President Robert H. O'Brien showed a 25-minute promotional film featuring clips from the company's latest motion pictures, the theme being that MGM's Leo the Lion has been bellowing forth lately with a "roar heard round the world." For one conspicuous member of the audience, that was not enough.

Proclaimed Chief Stockholder Philip J. Levin: "We...

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