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<i>La Ronde</i>, 1951–1954

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124513
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134901 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0008
La Ronde, 1951–1954

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This chapter discusses La Ronde, a saucy, satirical, and cynical treatment of seduction and casual sex. As expected, this film came under fire in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1953, after the New York censors claimed that it was immoral. The case surrounding the film has been seen by historians and legal commentators as nothing more than a footnote along the way to the inevitable demise of governmental film censorship.

Keywords: La Ronde; Supreme Court; 1953; New York; censors; demise; film censorship

Chapter.  10471 words. 

Subjects: Film

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