ITALY: Extase

Italy's chief cinema censor is Benito Mussolini, and his standards are Mother Hubbardish. But this month Il Duce let down all bars for the International Film Exposition at Venice. To bait this Fascist trap for tourists every major film firm in the world was permitted to send one picture, presumably its best, to be exhibited uncensored. Last week the Venice film show had been stolen by Extase ("Ecstasy"), a Czechoslovak film which nearly every country in the world has suppressed.

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