Abstract

At a time of transition for the Production Code Administration, Hollywood’s self-regulatory censor body, a number of films pushed permissible boundaries regarding profanity and violence. Drawing on material from Production Code files, this paper discusses problems involved in the production and release of two films notorious for their depiction of violence and delinquency, The Wild One (Columbia, 1953) and The Blackboard Jungle (MGM, 1955).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 381-391
Launched on MUSE
2008-12-03
Open Access
No
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