People: People, Mar. 24, 1947

Company Manners

In Hollywood and Detroit, art bowed to purity without a whimper.

Producer David O. Selznick, whose outdoors extravaganza, Duel in the Sun, had shocked moralists of several faiths, tinkered busily here & there, finally won from the Catholic Legion of Decency a "B" rating—meaning that the picture is now considered bad only in spots. Number of spots pared out: 46. But the costly, sure-fire Duel, Selznick assured the world, was practically as long as ever, and "its dramatic values and integrity have not suffered in the least."

When Detroit's policeman-censor threatened to close...

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