Cinema: Culture for the Conquered

Plans were long ago made for U.S. films to follow the Allied armies into Italy. In Sicily, OWI's Overseas Film Bureau, headed by Robert Riskin, is already using 40 Hollywood films, tricked out with Italian titles, to make friends and influence the conquered. The Sicilians have been brought such fruits of culture as The More the Merrier, Seven Sweethearts, I Married A Witch, Across the Pacific. It is expected that Italian audiences will take this fare with good appetite: for five years they have hungered almost in vain for U.S. films.

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