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TQANIELLE DAKRIEUX, the only worthwhile 1938 film discovery, will go back to Hollywood. She has a contract to make 'Rio' for Univer

sal, and she is to keep the contract. However, she will be back in Paris in April. This follows a ruling by the. Paris Arbitration Court that a pre vious contract with a French film executive was binding. In this way the law is aiding the woman, for little Mile. Darrieux does not like Hollywood a scrap. She pro tested that thev wanted to remake her body and soul. ? ? ? FlOUGLAS FAIRBANKS. SEN., is -L/ to make films, and has completed organisation of his new firm, to be known as Fairbanks International. It has American, British, and Swiss finance behind it. Three pictures are to be produced in 1939. two in techni color. Thev are 'The Californian.' 'The Tenth Woman' (based on the

life of Lord Byron), and 'Three Mus keteers.' » - ? ? A LEXANDEB KORDA will produce five films for London Films for 1939-40. 'Four Feathers' is now being produced in the Sudan. It will be followed by Kipling's 'Jungle Book' and 'Thief of Bagdad,' both featuring Sabu, and two others starring Merle Oberon. One of these will be 'Pocahontas.' which mav be made in Hollywood. Paul Robeson has been signed up for 'The Thief of Bagdad,' and an attempt is being made to get Jon Hall for the lead. Besides Sabu. others in the film will be Vivien Leigh and Conrp^ Veidt. ? ? ♦ S^HARLIE CHAPLIN is about to go ^J into active production on 'The Dictator,' in which he will be heard on the screen for the_ first time, excluding his song in 'Modern Times.'