PARAGUAY: Censorship by Hijacking

In Argentine Buenos Aires, Italian Ambassadorial pressure had sufficed to get Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator banned. In Paraguayan Asunción, where diplomacy failed, Axis sympathizers took direct action. Five masked hijackers stuck up a film messenger, made off with reels intended for the premiere. Disgusted but unimpressed by these wild-&-woolly shenanigans, United Artists flew another print from Peru.


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