Cinema: Critical Times

If the hour of crisis had not yet struck in Hollywood, the times were at least unsettling:

¶ At Republic Pictures, where four new stages are being built to make films for television, President Herbert Yates noted that his laboratory processed more TV film than motion picture film in the past year. "There's only one way to beat television," said Yates. "That's to get in it."

¶ Director Frank (It Happened One Night) Capra revealed that he has been preparing a series of educational TV movies for the past year. Titled Man, the Explorer, each...

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