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BIG FILM PLANS FOR BRITAIN
New Company Formed From Our Special Representative LONDON, December 17.
Sir Alexander Korda today an- nounced the biggest film pro- gramme ever planned in Britain, in which a new British company—
poses to spend £35 million in toe next 10 years. Sir Alexander Korda said that the new company would be artistically independent, but never theless would exchange stars and directors with the MGM Holly wood studios. It would distribute all over the world. He has planned the first four films for 1844, costing £1,200,000. The first will be a post-war comedy, starring Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr; the second a dramatic story starring Vivien Leigh; the third John Buchan'S "Greenmantle;" and the fourth the life of Robert Louis Stevenson, by G. B. Stem, starring Donat and Merle Oberon. One producer would be David MacDonald, who made "Desert Victory." Sir Alexander Korda declared that the subsequent programme envisaged 12 or 16 big fllms a year, including Tolstoy's "War and Peace," directed by Orson Welles. Other films would be based on the writings of Rudyard Kipling, Arnold Bennett, Eric Unklater, Clemence Dane, Robert Graves, Richard Llewellyn, and Evelyn Waugh.