Cinema: World Cinemart, 1938

Biggest 25¢ worth of facts & figures the cinema industry could buy last week was a 377-page review of foreign film markets during 1938, issued by the U. S. Department of Commerce. Most comforting figures: despite censorship bans and trade barriers in authoritarian countries, Hollywood lost only 6% of its market abroad, still ruled the 1938 roost by supplying 65% of all the films shown in the world's cinemas. Most disturbing fact: in Esthonia, esthetic censors banned several Hollywood films for mere banality.

Other facts & figures:

> Czechoslovakia's pre-Hitler censorship regulations forbade...

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