The Trade: Furious Bellow

On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

—W. C. Fields' epitaph

Philadelphia is a town that takes its Squaresville role seriously (". . . and second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia"). When I Am Curious (Yellow) opened last month, Police Commissioner Frank L. Rizzo turned I Am Furious (Purple) and denounced it as "unadulterated filth." The city council majority leader, George X. Schwartz, went further: "I call on ministers, rabbis and priests to call on their congregations to boycott this film. If this picture is continued, God knows what will come...

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