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Miami Theatres Cancel Showing of Film Portraying Bigotry in the United States

The current March of Time film, “Americans All,” which portrays the multiplying outbreaks of bigotry in the United States, including anti-Semitic vandalism in the East and the dangerous tide of Negro suppression in the South, has been cancelled here, after being scheduled for showing in three major first run theatres.

The “excuse” given for the cancellation by the management, according to the Miami Daily News, was that a “few irresponsible move-goers in nearby Hollywood, Fla. emitted some boos and catcalls when viewing the subject there recently.” The film had previously been endorsed by the Young Men’s Christian Association, the Federal Council of Churches, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Conference of Christians and Jews and a host of other national organizations.