Censoring the Cinema
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Exchanges from Japan indicate that much excitement has been caused in the moving picture world by the action which the police authorities are taking against what they conceive to be exhibitions detrimental to the moral welfare of the public. The official ban appears to have fallen with exceptional weight upon a wondrous series of pictures styled 'Zigomar.' The Japanese police must be reminded that in England, a censor of cinematograph films has been regularly appointed in the person of Mr. Redford, while scrutiny of the suggestions put forward by that gentleman for consideration by the Cinema Managers' Committee shows that, if these are acted upon, the subject matter of the English moving picture halls bids fair to be considerably more circumscribed than that of their Japanese contemporaries.