Cinema: Board Overboard

Most cinemagoers would probably say, if asked, that every U. S. motion picture has to be passed by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Hollywood knows better. Since 1919 the industry has paid almost $1,000,000, at the set reviewing-charge rate of $6.25 a reel, for the sweeping imprimatur, "Passed by the National Board of Review." To better cinema groups, women's clubs, educational organizations and to some State and municipal legislatures, this O. K. has signified a tested product. And the industry, well aware that few films submitted ever fail to pass, has been more than happy to pay the...

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