Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early CinemaMay 23, 2007

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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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run time(min.)70
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A&F Productions Playboy Enterprises

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Cast

  • Diane Lane
  • Herself Maria Riva
  • Herself Cari Beauchamp
  • Herself Leatrice Joy Gilbert
  • Himself A.C. Lyles
  • Himself Bob Mitchell
  • Himself Michael Schlesinger
  • Himself Budd Schulberg
  • Himself Mark Viera
  • Himself Marc Wanamaker
  • Himself William Wellman Jr.
  • Himself Michael Westmore
  • Theda Bara
  • Clara Bow
  • Louise Brooks
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Joan Crawford
  • Bebe Daniels
  • Bette Davis
  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Greta Garbo
  • John Gilbert
  • Cary Grant
  • D. W. Griffith
  • Texas Guinan
  • Jean Harlow
  • Sessue Hayakawa
  • Will H. Hays
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Leslie Howard
  • Myrna Loy
  • Mary Miles Minter
  • Colleen Moore
  • Owen Moore
  • Pola Negri
  • Mabel Normand
  • Mary Pickford
  • Edna Purviance
  • Virginia Rappe
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Rudolph Valentino
  • Fannie Ward
  • Mae West
  • Woodrow Wilson

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