National Affairs: One Man's Obscenity

"Sex," wrote Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan in a censorship case last summer, "is a great and mysterious motive force in human life." Following the lead dictated by that statement, and citing that case (Roth v. U.S., Alberts v. California—TIME, July 8), the Supreme Court last week reversed the decision of a federal circuit court of appeals upholding the Chicago ban of the French movie The Game of Love.

The picture, a Colette story in which a teenaged boy is seduced by an older woman, was screened by a censorship board in Chicago more than two years ago and denied a...

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