UK bitter at US picketing of films
"A bunch,of outlaws" was the term applied by Mr William
Heineman; vice-president of Eagle-Lion, to the American "Sons of Liberty" who are picketing cinemas that show British films in the US.
Eagle-Lion are the distributors for J. Arthur Rank productions.
Heineman added that some exhibi- tors, especially those who were Jewish, were influenced by the
"unlawful pressure" of the Sons of Liberty.
Sir Alexander Korda, the British producer, has decided to send no more films to America until the picketing of American clinemas by the Sons of Liberty stops.
The league is an anti-British body formed by Professor John Amer- tenko, who was not allowed to stay
Sir Alexander said: "The Sons of Liberty have not stopped British cloth and Scotch whisky from being sold, but films are taken off imme- diately.
It was reported that picketed films are An Ideal Husband, Anna Kar- enina, and Mine Own Executioner.
Korda added: "It would appear that some American interests might use the boycott as retaliation for the British Government's quota, limiting American films in Britain to 55 in every 100."