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Produced by Edward Small and directed by Anthony Mann, T-Men took a case out of Treasury Department files and reenacted it in documentary fashion, a la Louis De Rochemont's March ofTime newsreels. For marquee value, the picture had a medium name, Dennis O'Keefe. Shot on location in Detroit, Los Angeles, and several of its beach suburbs, the picture was produced for $424,000. 6 million, but because Small supplied his own financing, Eagle-Lion shared only 25 percent of the profits. T-Men made stars out of director Anthony Mann and cameraman John Alton.

We wanted to convince them that they had nothing of value to offer and finally they got the message. 4 After making their offer, Krim and Benjamin asked for a ten-day option to see what kind of working capital they could raise. In a day they succeeded in borrowing $500,000 from their good friend Spyros Skouras, the head of Twentieth Century-Fox. Although VA was his competitor, Skouras felt that a VA bankruptcy would be bad for the 16 Prelude at Eagle-Lion industry. The money came with strings attached, however; VA had to agree to give De Luxe Laboratories, a Fox subsidiary, its film processing work.

He used newspapers as one of his chief weapons and frequently published open letters to the small stockholder that hammered away at the role Wall Street bankers played in the downfall of the C&O. Young won the battle and became chairman of the C&O board and its finance committee. Afterward, he succeeded in placing his railroads on a firmer financial footing. Anticipating a travel boom after the war, Young embarked on an expansion program. If the railroads slept, Young worried that the airlines would fill the void.

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