Cinema: Newsreel, Nov. 21, 1955

¶In another move toward closer ties between movies and TV, the National Broadcasting Co. bought 50% ownership of Joseph L. (The Barefoot Contessa) Mankiewicz' independent Figaro Holding Co. NBC will finance future Figaro productions.

¶After viewing a rough cut of Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, United Artists decided to release the picture whether it receives Production Code approval or not. The story from the Nelson Algren novel deals with a young Chicago gambler (Frank Sinatra) who becomes a drug addict; thus it conflicts with the code's anti-narcotics clause. U.A. may have been influenced by the fact that Preminger's The...

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