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Chicago Committee Named by Mayor Permits Showing of ‘king of Kings’ Picture

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Censorship Committee named by Mayor William Hale Thompson to pass on the “King of Kings” before giving the film a permit to be shown, has decided it would be unwise and dangerous for them to oppose the showing of the film. As a result the picture will be granted a permit.

The members of the committee declared they objected to the entire picture despite the modifications made at the insistence of the B’nai Brith, which version is being shown here. Representatives of the producers refused to make the changes suggested by the local committee and declared they would fight such action in court. The committee believes however, that united action against the picture will discourage any further attempts to produce one of the same kind.