CORPORATIONS: Gun Fight at the M-G-M Corral

Ever since stubborn old Nicholas ("The General") Schenck was eased aside as boss of Loew's Inc. in 1955, the world's biggest moviemaker has teetered on the brink of open corporate warfare (TIME, Nov. 12, 1956). The prize: control of Loew's $220.6 million in assets, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. Last week the battle was joined, and the cannonading could be heard from Manhattan to Hollywood. President Joseph R. Vogel, Loew's third boss in two years, called a special stockholders' meeting for Sept. 12, charged that a dissident group on Loew's 13-man board was demoralizing...

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