Religion: Bible Films

The idea of the Religious Film Trust won quick approval: to retell biblical stories in pictures with mechanical word & music accompaniment; to make sound-pictures of famed metropolitan ministers in action; to present such sound-picture programs in churches, Sunday schools and other religious assembly halls.

Production is to start this winter in Palestine. A troupe of religiously mixed actors is to leave Manhattan in October. On schedule are 100 two-reel stories, some with dialog, some without. Some titles: "Abel, the Shepherd of Eden," "Joseph, the Vizier of Egypt," "David, the Shepherd King," "Ruth, the Widow of Moab," "Isaiah, the Poet-Prophet of Israel."

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