Cinema: Wifely Chore

Last week Mrs. Henry Morgenthau Jr. performed an official chore for her husband when she sat through ten reels of a foreign film and pondered for the Secretary of the Treasury the question of whether or not its public showing in the U. S. would damage the morals of the nation. Last November a print of Extase had been seized by customs inspectors under the indecency provisions of the Tariff Act when an attempt was made to import it in Manhattan. But when the time came last week to preview the picture in Washington, Secretary Morgenthau found...