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French Film Company to Produce ‘the Deputy’ As Motion Picture

A French film company has acquired the motion picture rights to “The Deputy,” German playwright Rolf Hochhut’s controversial play about the late Pope Pius XII, it was reported here today.

The play charges that the late Pontiff was silent in the face of the Nazi mass murders of European Jewry. Production of the film is expected to take about two years, according to its sponsors.