The Catholic Movie Censorship

Yeaman, Elizabeth
October 1938
New Republic;10/5/38, Vol. 96 Issue 1244, p233
Focuses on Joseph I. Breen, a Catholic of Irish descent who censors movies in the U.S. Information that the pictures of producers who do not heed his dicta are denied a Purity Seal, without which the pictures are not shown in the hundreds of theatres where they must be sold to earn back the cost of production; Statement that the mighty army of 18,600,000 Catholic communicants supports him; Reasons for the failure of producers to stage a revolt against him; Information that he is a stocky, robust and vigorous man with a dominating personality.


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