Cinema: Newsreel, Dec. 13, 1954

¶ Top U.S. box-office films for November, according to the trade sheet Variety: 1) White Christmas (Paramount), 2) A Star Is Born (Warner), 3) Black Widow (20th Century-Fox), 4) This Is Cinerama (Independent), 5) Sabrina (Paramount).

¶ Jaunty Broadway Showman Mike Todd announced that he is planning to film Tolstoy's War and Peace next year in Yugoslavia and that Dictator Marshal Tito has agreed to lend 70,000 Yugoslavian troops as extras. A few days later, David O. (Gone With the Wind) Selznick chuckled as he reminded the world that he and Writer Ben Hecht were planning the very same film. Said Selznick:...

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