London Public Criticizes ‘king of Kings’ Production
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London Public Criticizes ‘king of Kings’ Production

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(Jewish Telezraphic Agency)

The first showing in England of the Cecil de Mille production, “King of Kings” at Covent Garden Opera House has called forth overwhelming critical opinion. The majority of those who have witnessed the film declare that they consider it a dull presentation, historically inaccurate and greatly distorted.

Many prominent London Jews who saw the film declare that it contains unfriendly features.

The “lie of lies” is the epithet used by the “Jewish World” to describe the picture. It is striking that all the unfavorable figures are presented as Semites, while the saintly and devout are depicted as Aryans.

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