Religion: Pious Film

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Edward of Wales have both had biographies done into cinema for publicity purposes. In Manhattan last week opened a film sponsored by the Catholic Writers Guild for "those whose circumstances prevent them from appearing before [the Pope] in person at Rome." It is a compilation of newsreels concerning Pope Pius XI, interspersed with picture postcard views of Rome and the Vatican. Entitled The Shepherd of the Seven Hills (by Faith Pictures Corp., formed solely for this production), it will be shown throughout the U. S.

The Pope first appears...

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