Why Be Good? : Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema

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Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema

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Why Be Good? : Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema

Release Date: May 23, 2007

Year    :   2007
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   A&F Productions, Playboy Enterprises
Director    :   Elaina Archer
Producers    :   Elaina Archer, Todd Friedrichsen
Writers    :   Elaina Archer, Scott Eyman
RunTime    :   70 mins.

Before the G, PG and R ratings system there was the Production Code, and before that there was, well, nothing. This eye-opening documentary examines the rampant sexuality of early Hollywood through movie clips and reminiscences by stars of the era. Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford, Marlene Dietrich and others relate tales of the artistic freedom that led to the draconian Production Code, which governed content from 1934 to 1968. Diane Lane narrates.




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