ARGENTINA: Killing Kindness

Last week the big Suipacha cinema in Buenos Aires showed a rowdy Universal picture Argentine Nights, starring the muggish Ritz Brothers and hollering Andrews Sisters, which was made in Hollywood last year with one eye on Latin-American trade. The Argentine audience sneered, whistled, booed. On the second night there was so much racket that a police riot squad stopped the show in the middle. Next day the municipal authorities got the theater to withdraw the picture.

Groaned El Mundo: "A caricature of Argentina . . . police with tropical uniforms and Mexican...

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