Cinema: Shorts: Jan. 9, 1939

In Paris, police arrested Bernard Tanenzapf, former president of Pathe Cinema,-on charges of embezzling at least $3,660,000. Lean, black-mustached, fiftyish, Bernard Tanenzapf, who also called himself Bernard Natan, started his career somewhere in Central Europe. He arrived in Paris about 1920, organized several small but profitable cinema producing companies, bought out Pathe's founder, Charles Pathe, in 1928.

In 1935, Pathe's stockholders accused its president of breaking the French law against forming dummy companies. Following year Pathe was declared bankrupt, whereupon M. Tanenzapf's connection with the company ended. Last spring Paris courts approved...

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