FOREIGN TRADE: Cinemonopoly

For the first time since Britain's first "jumpy" was shown in 1896, the British cinema industry is in a position to command the commercial respect of Hollywood. There are two reasons: 1) Britain has been turning out enough four-bell films so that U.S. movie fans do not automatically look the other way when a British label turns up; 2) a tall, dark, retiring Briton named Joseph Arthur Rank. Tycoon Rank is 55, well preserved, and lives as simple a life as any man can with a 48,000-acre estate—Sutton Manor, in Hampshire—and another...

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