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Movie Trade Drop Alarms Nazi Aides

September 6, 1934
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“Germany is becoming alarmed over the lack of success, both at home and abroad, achieved by her films since the cinema industry came under the control of the Nazi movement,” reports the Nottingham Guardian.

The Guardian attributes the decrease in popularity of Nazi films to the fact that “the departure from Germany of scores of experienced Jewish producers, directors and artists—to say nothing of capital—has robbed the local industry of irreplaceable talent, which is meanwhile being welcomed with open arms by film companies in other countries.”

The case is cited of “G. W. Pabst, one of the greatest living German film directors, who was responsible for “Kameradschaft,’ ‘Westfront 191,’ and ‘Don Quixote,’ among other famous pictures, now working Hollywood, having been exiled from his native land for some time.”

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