Cinema: What the Public Wants

Hollywood showmen, always sniffing the shifting winds of popular favor, had a chance last week to savor a steady breeze. It came from a 33-city survey by Independent Producer William Pine, specialist, with his partner William Thomas, in trying to give the public what it wants. Pine & Thomas, proud to be known as "the Dollar Bills," have made money on 63 of their 64 pictures. On the theory that exhibitors are the best guides to public taste, they make an annual junket to sound the theater men out. After listening to them this season, Pine reported:

"The public is tired of...

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