A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. Written by
Daniel Bubbeo <email@example.com>
Who really set the town aflame?...
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The Legion of Decency did not like the movie because of what it considered the film's "pro-Communist" leanings. Instead of condemning the picture, though, it used a "separate classification" for it. That had previously been used on Blockade
(1938) (a Spanish Civil War film that the League also thought was anti-Catholic and pro-Communist) and Martin Luther
(1953) (because the film portrayed the life of the man who split Christianity, and also because the League thought it was full of inaccurate presentations of Church teachings). See more
Whatever was the issue? A stubborn woman was fired. Your council blew itself up with civic virtue. The city got something to buzz about. I got a better job. You got a platform.
You make it sound like a grab bag.
Well, what do you think it was? Patriotism?
Hymn to Our Library
Lyrics by Elick Moll
Music by Morris Stoloff See more