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On 3 April 1940 in U. S. Federal Court in Los Angeles, Federal Judge Henry W. Goddard, after trial lasting several weeks, ordered dismissal of the infringement suit of William Jordan Rapp and Lowell Brentano against Harold Lloyd and Harold Lloyd Corp. Plaintiffs had charged plagiarism of their work, "Greek to You," in the film "Professor Beware." Judge Goddard ruled that the film was adapted from a play, "The Road to Jericho," and said, "I think it is plain that defendants have not copied plaintiff's work." Phillips and Nizer were attorneys for the defendants.

On 9 January 1940 in U.S. Federal Court in Los Angeles, William J. Rapp and Lowell Brenatano filed a suit for $75,000 against Harold Lloyd and the Harold Lloyd Corporation, for alleged plagiarism by the film "Professor Beware" of the plaintiff's play "Greek To You".

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.


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