Turner Gets Clearance for “Jungle” in Color
The way has been cleared for Turner Entertainment Co. to show a colorized version of “The Asphalt Jungle” in France. Lawyers notified the company Thursday that the Appeals Court of France has ruled in favor of Turner in a suit in which heirs of John Huston, who directed the 1950 movie, attempted to prevent distribution of the colorized “Jungle.”
The court held that colorization is not a threat to the moral right and is simply an adaptation of the original work, a Turner press release stated. The colorized film is to be televised accompanied by a notice that writer Ben Maddow and Huston’s heirs were opposed to that version.