Cinema: Entertainment v. Education

Nobody knows how many cinemagoers there are in the U. S. Guesses range from 28 to 80 million. Nobody knows whether the cinema is a good or a bad influence. But most people agree that it is an influence of some sort. To probe the delicate question of just what sort of influence the cinema is or might be was one of the ticklish tasks tackled last week by the annual Institute of Human Relations at Williamstown, Mass.

Yelling "Foul!" before a glove had been laid on him, Trade-Publisher Martin Quigley (Motion Picture...

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