Cinema: The Censor

One of the big troubles with censorship, as even censors could plainly see last week, is that anyone can get into the act.

¶ In New Jersey, a county commander of the Catholic War Veterans boasted that he had been able to persuade two theaters to cancel bookings of the Charlie Chaplin classic, City Lights. He was trying to promote similar pressure by the veterans' organization on a national scale. The reason, he explained, is that the real-life Chaplin "appears guilty" of "Communistic leanings."

¶ In Dallas, a theater chain called off its plans to show the British film version of Charles...

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