Cinema: That Outlaw

For 24 years Hollywood has been struggling to keep movies out of the clutches of local censors. The Hays-Johnston organization, Hollywood's chief effort to mind its own morals, costs the studios a sizable (and secret) amount of money every year. Last week the long, costly struggle was getting a serious setback.

Producer Howard Hughes was trying to market The Outlaw, his film horse opera starring busty Jane Russell, as a frank sexhibition (TiME, March 25). Sample ballyhoo line: "How would you like to tussle with Russell?" His efforts were not going unnoticed by the...

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