Cinema: Long Shot

When Hollywood's Producer-Director Anatole Litvak and Producer Darryl Zanuck gambled on filming The Snake Pit (TIME, Dec. 20), they knew that it might never be shown in Britain—a risk that could make the difference between profit and loss. They took the long shot that the movie would get by the British censorship ban on scenes within insane asylums. Last week, the gamble began to pay off.

For almost three months the British had wrangled over whether the picture should be shown. A critic who saw it in Brussels urged that its exhibition be restricted...

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