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Italian Censors Ban Film About Palestine and Dp’s Made by Americans in Italy

An American-produced film, made in Italy, entitled “The Earth Cries Out” which has as its background the struggle between the British and the Jews in Palestine, has been temporarily barred from exhibition here by the film censors in the Italian Foreign Ministry.

The picture was produced by Albert Salvatori, of Los Angeles, using the studio and office facilities of the Lux Film Studios of Italy. Some of the sequences were photographed in displaced persons camps in this country, and others in Palestine.

Film quarters here say that the Foreign Ministry objects to the film because it is anti-British in overtone and thus might jeopardize relations with London, upon whose decision depends in great measure the ultimate fate of the former Italian colonies.