At the annual conference of the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association at Glasgow, it was unanimously decided to support the association in fighting the project of a wealthy American film-production corporation, which, it was stated, intends to install picture houses in Great Britain. The action proposed was that the corporation's pictures should be banned unless they satisfy the association that they are not promoting new cinemas. Mr. Newbould, M. P., said they were not going to allow any other nation to dominate the British screen. Mr. Faulkner, of London, pleaded for clean pictures. Picture exhibitors should promote a healthy tone in films, he said. Unclean films would kill the industry. There was also too much gun work on the films, which was undesirable. Punishment should be inflicted with the fist instead of the bullet.
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