Foreign News: Pie-in-the-Face

France and the U. S. made their celluloid peace last week. Arbitrators were Under Secretary Andre Francois-Poncet of the Ministry of Fine Arts and Harold L. Smith of Will Hays's Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc. To the chief of the French Cinema Trust (Chambre Syndicale), industrious, scheming Jean Sapene, the peace was as distasteful as a hurtling Hollywood pie-in-the-face.

Ingredients of the pie, deftly inserted by Hollywood's Harold L. Smith:

1) The French Government abandons in principle though retaining temporarily the irksome quota system under which...

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