Sam E. Morris

Sam E. Morris
(At Selznick in 1921. Goes to WB in 1922 and becomes Foreign Manager.)


Vice President and head of distribution of Warner Bros. Early career in tobacco industry, eventually as foreign manager for American Tobacco Company. Entered motion picture industry as exhibitor in Cleveland, where (he claimed) he developed the basic idea of film arbitration boards. He subsequently became an exchange manager in Cleveland for the World Film organization and then went to New York as vice president and general manager of Select Pictures Corporation. In 1922 he joined Warner Bros. as head of distribution. In 1932 became vice-president in charge of foreign sales of Warner Bros.-First National.

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