Record #708

Date:
09/09/1930
Record Type:
Memo
From/By:
Maurice McKenzie, Executive Assistant
To:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
Reel:
Reel 9
Frame Start:
9-0825
Legacy ID:
716
Legacy Year:
1930
Legacy Index:
Warner Bros.

WB non-compliance with Production Code

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"I talked with Colonel Joy about other matters. I asked regarding Warner Brothers and First National cooperation under the Production Code. He says they have never observed the Code. Once in a while they send scripts, he doesn't know how often they fail to send them, often when Joy has returned the script with criticisms they have replied to him that they are sorry but the production is at such a stage it is impossible to make the changes he suggests. He has never seen any of their pictures except by going to theatre previews after hearing one was to be shown that way. They do not give any reason for failure to cooperate. Several times Darryl Zanuck and Hal Wallis have told him that from now on pictures would come to him automatically, but the matter never eventuated.

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