Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 30, 1936

These Three (Samuel Goldwyn). When Producer Samuel Goldwyn paid $40,000 for the screen rights to Lillian Hellman's famed play, The Children's Hour, the Hays organization had a mild attack of frenzy. The Children's Hour relates the case of two young schoolteachers whose lives are wrecked when one of their pupils accuses them of Lesbianism. This seemed to the guardians of the cinema industry's morals so appalling that they not only banned both the title of the play and its plot but refused to allow Producer Goldwyn even to announce that he had bought...

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