Cinema: The Wholesome Year

The Hollywood product during 1952 showed a marked upswing in "wholesome and moral qualities." This news was reported last week by the Most Rev. Michael J. Ready, chairman of the Bishops' Committee on Motion Pictures to a Washington gathering of Catholic bishops (see RELIGION).

Of 370 films reviewed by the Legion of Decency, said Bishop Ready, 164 were A-1 (morally unobjectionable for general patronage); 141 were A-2 (morally unobjectionable for adults); 64 were B (morally objectionable in part). Only one a documentary called Latuko (picturing naked Africans) was C (condemned).

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