Cinema: Backdoor Censorship

Colorado's Senator Edwin C. Johnson, who once asked the U.S. Government to police movieland's morals (TIME, March 21 et seq.), was still pitching rocks at Hollywood. Brushing aside the problems of the Korean War last week, Johnson stepped onto the Senate floor and heaved another: a resolution warning exhibitors against showing "motion pictures produced or directed by Nazis, Fascists or Communists." The resolution, approved unanimously by the Senate, has no legal effect. But its purpose, said Big Ed bluntly, "is to put the industry on notice. If ... they do not heed the thing—then we'll have to see what else we...

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