Cinema: Who Pays the Alimony?

In Hollywood, Warner Bros, announced that it had signed a contract with ABC to produce 39 hour-long film shows for Tuesday-night showings next fall. Based on three oldtime Warner hits, Casablanca, King's Row, and Cheyenne, the series allots Warner six minutes per show to plug current pictures, gives ABC a major source of weekly readymades. The on-again-off-again love affair between TV and the moviemakers is plainly on again. Simple economics served as shotgun to the merger. Television has knocked out Hollywood's staple product, the inexpensive cops-and-robbers "B" picture. Since...

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