Cinema: Ambush

Buried was the bloody hatchet, Buried was the dreadful war-club, Buried were all warlike weapons, And the war-cry was forgotten.

Early this year, Monogram studios decided to film the life and exploits of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha, who, according to legend, went among the warring Indian tribes and persuaded them to smoke the pipe of peace and brotherhood. Last week Monogram announced that the project had been shelved. Reason: Hiawatha hewed too close, for current U.S. taste, to the Communist "peace" line.


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