BUSINESS ABROAD: End of the Keel

Much of Britain's film-producing industry would have blacked out long ago but for the help of the government's National Film Finance Corp. It backed 60% of the films made in the last five years, and lent the industry $28 million out of a special revolving loan fund. Fully half of this total went to British Lion Films (makers of such recent critical successes as Breaking Through the Sound Barrier and Captain's Paradise), founded by Sir Alexander Korda. The loan first fell due in 1951, but was extended so that British Lion would not be forced to cut production....

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