SHOW BUSINESS: Hollywood Happy Ending

The most potent force in U.S. moviemaking is a pair of Manhattan lawyers: Robert Benjamin, 49, and Arthur Krim, 48. At a time when things in Hollywood are going from bad to worse, they have demonstrated a new way to make fat profits and good pictures—or possibly vice versa. When, in early 1951, they took over United Artists, one of Hollywood's oldest and biggest film-distributing companies, it was losing $100,000 a day. Last week, in the first annual report since a public stock issue last spring, President Krim reported record profits of...

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