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What Shocked the Censors FEATURE PICTURES (Five Reels or More) (Censored dialogue is printed in italic type) AGE OF CONSENT AUGUST, 1932 REEL 1.—"Only better. You don't have to register." REEL 2.—"I don't like free love with my meals." "Well, I don't want to be honorable with you unless it's absolutely nec- essary." "I'll call you up sometime when I break training." REEL 3.— "Oh. I'm playing the field . . . etc" "Oh, it's religious fervor. You know, you'd be much nicer if you'd loosen your morals." "On the contrary, ;'/ proves that it's cheaper to buy milk when you can't afford coffee." REEL 5.—In scene of Mike and Dora in Dora's home after midnight, eliminate view of Mike and Dora as they fall backward on couch in embrace. Eliminate view of Dora's body over Mike's body on couch. Eliminate view of Mike's hand on Dora's posterior. Eliminate all views of Dora sitting on couch and Mikes head in her lap, Mike minus coat, tie, and collar (2), and dialogue: "Is that day breaking or my head cracking open? Oh, I feel terrible." "Is that the way I affect you?" "I gotta get out of here." "Are you sorry?" "About what?" AFRAID TO TALK NOVEMBER, 1932 REEL 5.— "fig, I want you to know that we appreciate this little party you're throwing for us tonight." (Mayor thanking criminal.) REEL 6.—Eliminate scene where man accosts girl in street and accompany- ing dialogue: "Say, Blondie, what's your hurry?" "Hello, Big Boy." In episode of third degree (ordered by D.A.) eliminate all sounds of blows and groans off scene (when detectives beat up Martin). This includes following dialogue off scene: "You did. You know you did!" "Come on, open up I" "Come on! Talk you fool! Open up! Talk!" "You did, I know you did! Come on! Talk, you fool!" "You did, you know you did! Talk, you fool! Open up!" "Talk, do you hear? Talk! Why don't you talk?" Eliminate spoken words (of D.A.): "Well, I see you got it. Nice work, boys." "It had to be done and that's all there is to it." ]6