Cinema: The Reformer

Martin Luther (Louis de Rochemont Associates) has already broken attendance records in Minneapolis, where it had a special pre-release run. Partly responsible for its success is its surefire subject. Hollywood might long ago have turned out an epic on the life of the great reformer if it were not for an understandable reluctance to jump into a religious controversy.

But good potential box office as the subject is, only a sort of minor Protestant miracle made Martin Luther possible at all. It was made for church release, and under the sponsorship of not one...

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