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Things Looking Up at 20th Century-Fox

May 19, 1963 - Spirits are rising at 20th Century-Fox. The studio has long been mired in a bog of pessimism bordering on despair. Enormous financial reverses forced the virtual closing of the studio for nearly a year, with only one low-budget movie being made. In an executive shake-up, Darryl Zanuck replaced Spyros Skouras as president. This week, 2 feature-length films will be under way at Fox, and it is said that the number of employees at the studio has jumped to about 1,300 from 200 in just a few months. The movies at Fox are “Take Her, She’s Mine” and “Move Over Darling.” “Move Over” is a new attempt to make “Something’s Got to Give,” on which Marilyn Monroe worked for a while before she died. The movie has been rewritten for Doris Day and James Garner (pictured). “Take Her” is a comedy starring James Stewart, Audrey Meadows, and Sandra Dee. The plot deals with a father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble — attempts which hilariously backfire and land him in the middle of scandal after scandal.


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