Cinema: Long Lunch Hour

This week, as Hollywood's trade talk has long prophesied, 20th Century-Fox's Production Boss Darryl F. Zanuck, one of moviedom's best-preserved (53) boy wonders, stepped out for what was billed as a four-month lunch. Announced Fox's President Spyros P. Skouras: "It is contemplated that the details of an agreement for an independent production unit to be headed by Mr. Zanuck will be worked out between him and the company."

Movie Pioneer Zanuck had a world of know-how for setting up an independent unit in his four-month leave of absence. His "temporary" replacement: Oscar-Winning Producer Maurice ("Buddy") Adler, 47 (From Here to...

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