HOLLYWOOD (May. 10)
An attempt to prevent the showing of “Gentleman’s Agreement” is Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Gerald L.K. Smith, was defeated last wet when Judge Eben L. Taylor of that city denied Smith’s motion for an injunction against the film. The movie, dealing with social anti-Semitism in the United States, opened on schedule.
Smith sought an injunction against the 20th-century Fox film on the grounds that his name is referred to in one sequence. Meanwhile, reports from southern cities exhibiting the movie indicate that the motion picture industry’s apprehensions that it will meet with difficulties in that area have proven unfounded. Box office receipts in southern cities are matching those in northern cities, it was revealed.