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Attacks Jewish Film Chief for Bringing Eisenstein, Russian Director, Here

A bitter attack against the Jewish clergy and leaders of the United States for not having cautioned the Paramount Film Company against bringing to this country the noted Russian moving picture director, Sergei Eisenstein, and against the officials of the Paramount Company for having brought Mr. Eisenstein here is contained in a telegram to Jesse L. Lasky, vice-president of the Paramount Company, from Major Frank Pease, president of the Hollywood Technical Directors’ Institute.

Saying that “if your Jewish clergy and scholars have not enough courage to tell you, and you yourself haven’t enough brains to know better, or enough loyalty to this land which has given you more than you ever had in history, to prevent your importing a cut-throat red-dog like Eisenstein, then let me inform you that we are bending every effort to have him deported.” Major Pease terms the Paramount Company’s bringing of Mr. Eisenstein to this country as “an unspeakable crime.”

EISENSTEIN CALLED “MONSTER”

This organization has taken upon itself to propagandize against “All Quiet on the Western Front,” is distributing a circular which says, “We now learn of Lasky’s importation from Moscow (Eisenstein) at a fabulous figure, to come over here and make propaganda pictures for American boys and girls. It is this sadist and monster, Eisenstein, who has been glorifying the red cinema, the cutting of throats of army and navy officers.”

The full text of Major Pease’s statement to Mr. Lasky follows:

“If your Jewish clergy and scholars haven’t enough courage to tell you, and you yourself haven’t enough brains to know better, or enough loyalty to this land which has given you more than you ever had in history, to prevent your importing a cut-throat, reddog like Eisenstein, then let me inform you that we are bending every effort to have him deported. We want no more Red propagandists in our country.

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