FRANCE: Harmful Propaganda

"Harmful Propaganda"

A film version of La Garçone French novel by Victor Margueritte that earned its author's expulsion from the Legion of Honor for presenting " a false and slanderous picture of modern French womanhood," was completed, complained against, viewed by the police and found above reproach. It is now charged that the objectionable scenes were secretly filmed and will be interpolated in copies of the film destined for South America and Germany. The Paris press urges detection of these scenes by customs officials and their suppression as "very harmful propaganda against France."


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