WESTERN THEATRE: Hitler's Hour

On the evening of May 9 last week, Adolf Hitler went to a cinema in Berlin, a sentimental musical film like The Student Prince. His No. 2 man, Field Marshal Hermann Goring, and Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels attended the premiere of Cavour, a play on which Benito Mussolini, onetime journalist, collaborated. Italy's dictator promised his royalty for the first evening, and half of all his subsequent royalties, to the German Red Cross. Field Marshal Goring arrived late, which made his presence, in resplendent white uniform, the more conspicuous.

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