Cinema: By Order of the Board

The battle over whether New Yorkers should be permitted to see Roberto Rossellini's film, The Miracle (TIME, Jan. 19), moved last week from a picket-lined sidewalk in Manhattan to Albany. After a special screening, ten members of the state's Board of Regents (2 Catholics, 2 Protestants, 6 Jews), agreed with Cardinal Spellman's denunciation of the film, unanimously voted to ban it, despite the protests of an impressive roster of citizens—including churchmen and lay Catholics.

The board wrote a firm review: "In this country where we enjoy the priceless heritage of religious freedom, the law...

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