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Shcwing of “oliver Twist” Permitted in U.S. Zone of Germany Despite Protests


The controversial British-made motion picture, “Oliver Twist, ” the showing of which was indefinitely delayed in the United States following protests that the portrayal of the Dickensian character, Fagin, a Jew, might fan the flames of anti-Semitism, will be exhibited in the U.S. zone of Germany, it was revealed here today.

Permission to show the disputed movie was granted to Eagle-Lion distributors here by Col. Gordon Textor, head of the U.S. Information Services, who was reported to have said that he saw nothing in the film which might stir up anti-Semitic feeling. Textor granted the local movie distributors permission to show the film despite protests from various officials in the U.S. Military Government. The task of “dubbing in” German dialogue has already begun.

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