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Samuel Bronston
SAMUEL BRONSTON (Samuel Bronshtein, March 26, 1908, Bessarabia
Bessarabia
– January 12, 1994, Sacramento, California
Sacramento, California
) was a Bessarabian -born American film producer, film director, and a nephew of socialist revolutionary figure, Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky
. He was also the petitioner in a U.S. Supreme Court case that set a major precedent for perjury prosecutions when it overturned his conviction. Bronston was born in Kishinev , Bessarabia
Bessarabia
, Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(present day Moldova
Moldova
) and educated at the Sorbonne . He worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
's French unit in Paris before setting up as an independent film producer by the 1940s
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Bessarabia
BESSARABIA (Romanian : _Basarabia_; Russian : Бессарабия, _Bessarabiya_; Turkish : _Besarabya_; Ukrainian : Бессара́бія_, Bessarabiya_; Bulgarian : Бесарабия _Besarabiya_; ) is a historical region in Eastern Europe , bounded by the Dniester river on the east and the Prut river on the west. Today Bessarabia is mostly (approx. 65%) part of the modern-day Moldova , with the Ukrainian Budjak region covering the southern coastal region and part of the Ukrainian Chernivtsi Oblast covering a small area in the north. In the aftermath of the Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812) , and the ensuing Peace of Bucharest , the eastern parts of the Principality of Moldavia , an Ottoman vassal , along with some areas formerly under direct Ottoman rule, were ceded to Imperial Russia
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Russian Empire
The RUSSIAN EMPIRE (also known as RUSSIA) was an empire that existed from 1721 until it was overthrown by the short-lived February Revolution in 1917 . One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire
Empire
was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire
Empire
happened in association with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire
Empire
, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth , Persia and the Ottoman Empire
Empire
. It played a major role in 1812–1814 in defeating Napoleon 's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. The House of Romanov ruled the Russian Empire
Empire
from 1721 until 1762, and its German-descended cadet branch, the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov , ruled from 1762
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Sacramento, California
Sacramento ------------------------- REGION Sacramento Valley CSA Sacramento-Roseville MSA Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade INCORPORATED February 27, 1850 CHARTERED 1920 NAMED FOR Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist GOVERNMENT • TYPE City Council • BODY Sacramento City Council • MAYOR Darrell Steinberg
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Leon Trotsky
LEON TROTSKY (/ˈtrɒtski/ ; Russian : Лев Дави́дович Тро́цкий; pronounced ( listen ); born LEV DAVIDOVICH BRONSTEIN; 7 November 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Marxist revolutionary, theorist, and Soviet politician. Initially supporting the Menshevik Internationalists faction within the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party , he joined the Bolsheviks ("majority") just before the 1917 October Revolution , immediately becoming a leader within the Communist Party . He would go on to become one of the seven members of the first Politburo , founded in 1917 to manage the Bolshevik Revolution. During the early days of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) and the Soviet Union, he served first as People\'s Commissar for Foreign Affairs and later as the founder and commander of the Red Army, with the title of People\'s Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs
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Supreme Court Of The United States
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D) * Congressional districts -----------
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Perjury
PERJURY is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or of falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. Contrary to popular misconception, no crime has occurred when a false statement is (intentionally or unintentionally) made while under oath or subject to penalty—instead, criminal culpability only attaches at the instant the declarant falsely asserts the truth of statements (made or to be made) which are material to the outcome of the proceeding. For example, it is not perjury to lie about one's age except where age is a fact material to influencing the legal result, such as eligibility for old age retirement benefits or whether a person was of an age to have legal capacity . Perjury
Perjury
is considered a serious offense as it can be used to usurp the power of the courts, resulting in miscarriages of justice
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Chișinău
Coordinates : 47°0′N 28°55′E / 47.000°N 28.917°E / 47.000; 28.917 View of Chișinău
Chișinău
city from orbit. CHIșINăU (/ˌkɪʃɪˈnaʊ/ ; Romanian: ( listen ), also known as KISHINEV (Russian : Кишинёв, tr. Kishinyov), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova
Moldova
. The city is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc . According to the preliminary results of the 2014 census , the city of Chișinău
Chișinău
is home to 492,894 residents. The estimated number of resident population in the Municipality
Municipality
of Chișinău
Chișinău
(which includes other nearby communities), as of 1 January 2015, is 736,100. Chișinău
Chișinău
is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub
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Moldova
Coordinates : 47°N 29°E / 47°N 29°E / 47; 29 Republic
Republic
of Moldova _Republica Moldova_ (Romanian ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: _ Limba Noastră_ "Our Language" Location of MOLDOVA (green) and Transnistria
Transnistria
(light green) in Europe
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University Of Paris
The UNIVERSITY OF PARIS (French : _Université de Paris_), metonymically known as the SORBONNE (French: , its historical house), was a university in Paris
Paris
, France
France
, from around 1150 to 1970. Emerging around 1150 as a corporation associated with the cathedral school of Notre Dame de Paris
Paris
, it was considered the second-oldest university in Europe . Officially chartered in 1200 by King
King
Philip II (Philippe-Auguste) of France
France
and recognised in 1215 by Pope Innocent III , it was often nicknamed after its theology collegiate institution, College
College
of Sorbonne
Sorbonne
, founded about 1257 by Robert de Sorbon and charted by Saint Louis , King
King
of France
France

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (abbreviated as MGM or M-G-M, also known as METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER or simply METRO, and for a former interval known as METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER/UNITED ARTISTS, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. Once the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures , Goldwyn Pictures , and Louis B. Mayer Pictures . Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California . It is one of the world's oldest film studios. In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with 20th Century Fox , a plan which never came into fruition. Over the next thirty-nine years, the studio was bought and sold at various points in its history until, on November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Samuel Bronston Productions
SAMUEL BRONSTON PRODUCTIONS was an independent American film production company, founded by Samuel Bronston in 1943. The company produced several epic films , the most notable of which are, John Paul Jones (1959), King of Kings (1961), El Cid (1961), 55 Days at Peking (1963) and The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964). The films were made in Spain in the company's newly created studios in Las Rozas , near Madrid
Madrid
. Due to financial difficulties, the company ceased its business activities in 1964. During the ensuing bankruptcy proceedings, Bronston's answer that the company had once had a bank account in Zurich
Zurich
in response to a question under oath about whether he personally had had a Swiss bank account led to his prosecution for perjury . He was convicted, and the case was ultimately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court , which ruled in Bronston v
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Jack London (1943 Film)
JACK LONDON, also known as THE STORY OF JACK LONDON, is a 1943 American biographical film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by United Artists . It was directed by Alfred Santell and produced by Samuel Bronston with Joseph H. Nadel as associate producer, from a screenplay by Isaac Don Levine and Ernest Pascal based on the book The Book of Jack London
Jack London
by Charmian London . The film starred Michael O'Shea as Jack London
Jack London
and Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
with Osa Massen , Harry Davenport , Frank Craven and Virginia Mayo . PLOTThe film follows the adventures of the writer-adventurer Jack London (Michael O'Shea) who was, among other things, oyster pirate, hobo, sailor, prospector and war correspondent
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John Paul Jones (film)
JOHN PAUL JONES is a Technicolor 1959 biographical epic film in Technirama about John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
. The film, shot in Spain, was made by Samuel Bronston Productions and released by Warner Bros. It was directed by John Farrow and produced by Samuel Bronston from a screenplay by John Farrow, Ben Hecht , and Jesse Lasky Jr . from the story Nor'wester by Clements Ripley . The music score was by Max Steiner , the cinematography by Michel Kelber. It was the final film directed by Farrow
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King Of Kings (1961 Film)
KING OF KINGS is a 1961 American Biblical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer . Directed by Nicholas Ray , the film is a dramatization of the story of Jesus Christ from his birth and ministry to his crucifixion and resurrection , with much dramatic license . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Primary cast * 3 Production details * 4 Reception * 4.1 Box office * 4.2 Legacy * 5 DVD * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links PLOTIn 63 BC, Pompey conquers Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and the city is sacked . He enters the Temple to seize the treasure of Solomon
Solomon
and massacres the priests there. He discovers that the treasure is only a collection of scrolls of the Torah
Torah
. These Pompey holds over a fire until an old priest reaches for them imploringly
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El Cid (film)
EL CID is a 1961 epic historical drama film that romanticizes the life of the Christian Castilian knight Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar , called "El Cid" (probably from the Arabic as-sidi , meaning "The Lord"), who, in the 11th century, fought the North African Almoravides and ultimately contributed to the unification of Spain. The film stars Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
in the title role and Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
as Doña Ximena . Made by Samuel Bronston Productions in association with Dear Film Produzione and released in the United States by Allied Artists , the film was directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Samuel Bronston with Jaime Prades and