Wanger, Walter
October 1939
Foreign Affairs;Oct39, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p45
This article looks at how America's motion pictures can be viewed as its most direct ambassadors to the masses of the world. They function as a reminder that there exists a way of life in which the individual counts, in which hatred and regimentation do not comprise the sole motive and method of existence. Trade jealousies, special barriers erected against the influence of American films and a rash of censorship among many governments have curtailed the circulation of prints. The characteristics of the relationship of the American motion picture industry to foreign markets and to foreign governments are also discussed. The author argues that the freedom of speech on the American screen is an important factor in the world situation.


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