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Actor's Views May Bring Ban
BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT IN
By Beam Wucless.
j DRtTlSH cinemas throughout the
i *-* country may ban films in which ¡ No. 1 British box-office star, James | Mason, is appearing.
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"1 find precious little glamour In British 1 inclines " the 35-vcar-old film actor wiote I | In an article. |
i Describing one modern ulm, Mason de I claied that everyone concerned in mak-
ing the picture "hated the business, and | the only darned leaton the thing wai ¡ made at all is that someone way back j
paid £ 10,000 foi the story, and a further i
1 £20.000 on préparerions forced them to j
proceed, as a plain statement of loss might look rather uglv on the company's books
-shareholders might ask. embarrassing
British film producers through their j organisation ate asking the Exhibitois" . Association for support in barrim; Mason's
picture "should he repeat derogatory re- ' merka on British films." j
Miison said he was wilting with his . tongue in his cheek, but contended that
his private actions were his own afCpir, I and he told his film chief that ha was | signing no more British film contracL-, |
Mason's films include "Fanny By Gar,- | light," "Man in Grey," and "They Were
Sisters." which all grosssd over £300,000. |
Hollywood has approached him several tunes Iti the peat.