First Hollywood Movie

May 31, 1938

W2XBS telecasts the first Hollywood movie “The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel”, starring Leslie Howard. The staff projectionist played the last reel out of order, ending the film 20 minutes early. After this incident, NBC can not obtain first-run movies for many years.


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