Cinema: Giant Step

Since he quit producing Hollywood movies in 1949 because movieland had become "an assembly-line operation," Producer David Oliver (Gone With the Wind) Selznick has made several abortive moves toward regaining his old position as the Goliath of U.S. filmland. Last week Selznick took a giant step in that direction: he signed a three-year contract with RKO Radio Pictures for a series of top-quality movies to be produced by the Selznick Co., Inc. at RKO expense. And the word was quietly passed that if all went well, Dave Selznick would eventually take charge of all RKO's movie and TV projects.

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