Record #283

Date:
01/11/1926
Record Type:
Correspondence & resolution
Reel:
Reel 2
Frame Start:
2-2184
Frame End:
2-2188
Legacy ID:
283
Legacy Year:
1926
Legacy Index:
Protests

Explanation of the Chicago Church Federation's resolution regretting and rebuking motion picture mockeries against Protestant ministers. The film The Wise Guy, depicting racketeers making money from revival meetings, caused protests to be sent to The Motion Picture Censorship Board of Chicago and to The Chicago Church Federation (letter, 08-31-1926, included). As a result the Chicago Church Federation passed a resolution (10-25-1926, included) condemning the prejudiced depiction of Protestant ministers. The titles of the film were eventually altered, but it was not much improved. Andrews contacted the Chicago Church Federation about the matter, for which he received a note of thanks from the MPPDA.

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"There seems to be well crystallized opinion on the part of the Motion Picture Censorship Board of Chicago that the Catholic and Jewish faiths are protected rigidly against this sort of thing, and that something should be done to protect the Protestant faith against the tendency to caricature and exploit its ministry."

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