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Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

Unrated | | Documentary
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and later in the movie Peter Fonda narrate the story about the censorship, exploitation and sex in Hollywood movies from the 1930s and the Hays' Motion Picture Production Code to the present day era.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and later in the movie Peter Fonda narrate the story about the censorship, exploitation and sex in Hollywood movies from the 1930s and the Hays' Motion Picture Production Code to the present day era. This documentary focuses, sometimes just for a minute and sometimes for much longer, on the censorship issues with Party Girl (1930), Baby Face (1933), I'm No Angel (1933), Polly Tix in Washington (1933), Betty Boop, The Dentist (1932), King Kong (1933), Love Life of a Gorilla (1937), Sex Madness (1938), The Gang's All Here (1943), The Outlaw (1943), The French Line (1954), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Bus Stop (1956), How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), Sheree North's Harem Dance (1953), which is an example of the so-called "cheesecake films" that were popular during that era, High School Confidential! (1958), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), Promises..... Promises! (1963), Baby Doll (1956), Blood Feast (1963), Peeping Tom (1960), Easy Rider (1969), Reefer ...

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Everything You Were Never Allowed To See!

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Remember No Kissing More Than Three Seconds
29 February 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

*** (out of 4)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Peter Fonda host this look at Hollywood and the trouble they've always had in regards to their products being censored. We start off hearing from Will Hayes from an archival video and then we learn about the various no-no's that were forced on Hollywood including no kisses lasting over three seconds, no nudity, no profanity, during kisses one foot must remain on the floor, no graphic violence and of course crime or the bad guys could never win. Fairbanks starts off talking about a film he did in 1930 (PARTY GIRL) and from here we see clips from films like BABY FACE, I'M NO ANGEL, THE DENTIST and KING KONG. From here we see troubled films like THE GANGS ALL HERE, THE OUTLAW, THE FRENCH LINE, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, BABY DOLL, PEEPING TOM, TAXI DRIVER, CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, WOODSTOCK and finally the outrage caused by SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT. Since this documentary first aired there have been plenty of movies to take a look at various problems that filmmakers have had with the censors and the MPAA. This one here is actually pretty good because you get to hear from some of the actual people involved with the battles. Jane Russell is interviewed about her work on THE OUTLAW and THE FRENCH LINE and she discusses the battle getting the movie released and even battles she had with the producers because of what he wanted her to do. Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach talk about their experience on BABY DOLL and Mamie Van Doren discusses the pyramid breasts. Martin Scorsese is also interviewed about TAXI DRIVER and he also comments on PEEPING TOM and how he was finally able to see an uncut version of it. Sheree North is also interviewed about replacing Monroe at Fox and about various issues she had with her sexuality on film. Fans of this "dirty" movies will certainly enjoy hearing their stories and it's always funny how in so many cases it was one person trying to determine what everyone should watch, shouldn't watch or what everyone should think.


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