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Bard of Rabbis Protests Against Showing of “oliver Twist” in American Theatres

The New York Board of Rabbis today urged Eric Johnson, president of the Motion Pictures Producers Association of America, “to do everything possible” to keep the film “Oliver Twist” out of the United States because it is a “vehicle of blatant anti-Semitism,” it was announced here by Rabbi Harold H. Gordon, general secretary of the organization.

The board charged that the showing of the film in American theatres would undo the fine work of such American films as “Gentleman’s Agreement, “Crossfire,” and others.