862.4061 All Quiet/3

Memorandum by Mr. P. T. Culbertson of the Division of Western European Affairs

In Mr. Castle’s absence I telephoned Major Herron30 yesterday afternoon in order to let him have the suggestion contained in Ambassador Sackett’s telegram No. 26, March 11, 2 p.m., concerning the exhibition in Germany of the American film “All Quiet on the Western Front”. I explained that while this was not technically a Departmental [Page 316] matter I agreed with the Ambassador that further showing of the film would likely stir up trouble which might react to the disadvantage of American film interests generally, particularly in connection with the change of German film regulations now under consideration.

Major Herron said that the film company was going slow and that he did not think it likely that they would press for exhibition of the film.

  1. Major F. L. Herron of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc.