Religion: Religious Films

The cinema's potency is respected by organized religion, but its technique has not been fully exploited to religion's purposes. In recent years films have been made of the career of Pope Pius XI, of the plight of persecuted non-Aryan Christians in Germany, of the history of the Episcopal Church in the U. S. Frenchmen produced good documentary pictures of religious life in Cloistered (TIME, June 1, 1936), and Monastery (TIME, Dec. 20), which rank with Golgotha and The Call (also French) and two commercial jobs— De Mille's Ten Commandments and The King of Kings—as the most popular for presentation in U....

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