Film Censorship May'70-Nov'71: A to B


 

 

 

 

Adalen 31

Directed by Bo Widerberg / 1969 / Sweden / IMDb

Date: 07-1970  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 10430 feet  /  Time: 115:53  /  Censored by 01:08  /  Reason: indecency


 

 

 

The Adventurers

Directed by Lewis Gilbert / 1969 / USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1970  /  Rated: AO  /  Length: 15426 feet  /  Time: 171:24  /  Censored by 01:30  /  Reason: violence and indecency  /  Comment: Reduced version


 

 

 

 

Africa Erotica

Directed by Louis Soulanes - Zygmunt Sulistrowski / 1970 / Belgium-France-USA / IMDb

Date: 03-1971  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 7906 feet  /  Time: 87:51  /  Censored by 02:15  /  Reason: violence and indecency  /  Comment: Reconstructed version


 

 

 

 

Alex in Wonderland

Directed by Paul Mazursky / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 07-1971  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 10045 feet  /  Time: 111:37  /  Censored by 02:44  /  Reason: indecency and incitement to drug abuse


 

 

 

 

America our Home

Directed by Sergio Martino / 1970 / Italy / IMDb

Date: 08-1971  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 7045 feet  /  Time: 78:17  /  Censored by 01:24  /  Reason: indecency


 

 

 

 

Andromeda Strain

Directed by Robert Wise / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 04-1971  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 11745 feet  /  Time: 130:30  /  Censored by 00:15  /  Reason: violence and indecent language


 

 

 

 

Angel Unchained

Directed by Lee Madden / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 09-1970  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 7851 feet  /  Time: 87:14  /  Reason: violence and indecency

Date: 10-1970  /  Appeal: Against rejection  /  Length: 7851 feet  /  Time: 87:14  /  Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board


 

 

 

 

Anna

Directed by Jorn Donner / 1970 / Finland-Sweden / IMDb

Date: 09-1971  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 7498 feet  /  Time: 83:19  /  Censored by 00:11  /  Reason: indecent language


 

 

 

 

As the Naked Wind from the Sea

Directed by Gunnar Hoglund / 1968 / Sweden / IMDb

Date: 08-1970  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 9447 feet  /  Time: 104:58  /  Reason: indecency

See also the entry in our Film Censorship database.


 

 

 

 

The Baby Maker

Directed by James Bridges / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 12-1970  /  Rated SOA  /  Length: 9813 feet  /  Time: 109:02  /  Censored by 03:46  /  Reason: indecency and drug encouragement


 

 

 

 

Barquero

Directed by Gordon Douglas / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1970  /  Rated A  /  Length: 9820 feet  /  Time: 109:07  /  Censored by 01:50  /  Reason: violence

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Barquero (1970) - United Artists [au] Daybill


 

 

 

 

The Bastard

Directed by Duccio Tessari / 1968 / France-Italy-West Germany / IMDb

Date: 07-1970  /  Appeal: Against rejection  /  Length: 8268 feet  /  Time: 91:52  /  Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board  /  Comment: Reconstructed version

See also the entry in our Film Censorship database.


 

 

 

 

Believe in Me

Directed by Stuart Hagmann / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1971  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 7889 feet  /  Time: 87:39  /  Censored by 00:37  /  Reason: indecent language

Note: This was rated SOA in November 1971 just before the M rating was introduced. The theatrical daybill poster shows that it was eventually released with an M-rating.

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Believe in Me (1971) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Directed by Russ Meyer / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 10-1970  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 9867 feet  /  Time: 109:38  /  Reason: indecency and drug abuse  /  Comment: May have been after the R-rating was introduced

Date: 11-1971  /  Rated: Banned / Length: 9315 feet  /  Time: 103:30  /  Reason: indecency and incitement to drug abuse  /  Comment: Reconstructed version. May have been after the R-rating was introduced

See also the entry in our Film Censorship database.


 

 

 

 

Billy Jack

Directed by Tom Laughlin / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 08-1971  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 10462 feet  /  Time: 116:15  /  Censored by 00:03  /  Reason: indecent language
Comment: In November 1971, SOA became the M-rating. The daybill shows the M-rating.

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Billy Jack (1971) - Warner Bros. [au] Daybill


 

 

 

 

Billy the Kid vs. Dracula

Directed by William Beaudine / 1966 / USA / IMDb

Date: 08-1970  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 6755 feet  /  Time: 75:03  /  Censored by 00:10  /  Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Black on White

Directed by Jorn Donner / 1968 / Finland  / IMDb

Date: 06-1971  /  Appeal: Against registration with eliminations  /  Length: 6833 feet  /  Time: 75:55  /  Result: No decision as film was apparently incomplete

See also the entry in our Film Censorship database.


 

 

 

 

Black Sunday

Directed by Mario Bava / 1960 / Italy / IMDb

Date: 09-1970  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 7605 feet  /  Time: 84:30  /  Reason: violence

Date: 10-1970  /  Appeal: Against rejection  /  Length: 7605 feet  /  Time: 84:30  /  Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board


 

 

 

 

Blood and Lace

Directed by Philip S. Gilbert / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 05-1971  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 7784 feet  /  Time: 86:29  /  Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Bloody Mama

Directed by Roger Corman / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1970  /  Rated: Banned  /  Length: 7619 feet  /  Time: 84:39  /  Reason: violence and indecency

Date: 06-1970  /  Appeal: Against rejection  /  Length: 7619 feet  /  Time: 84:39  /  Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board


 

 

 

 

Blow Hot, Blow Cold

Directed by Florestano Vancini / 1969 / Italy / IMDb

Date: 06-1970  /  Rated: AO  /  Length: 8659 feet  /  Time: 96:13  /  Censored by 01:01  /  Reason: indecency


 

 

 

 

The Born Losers

Directed by Tom Laughlin / 1967 / USA / IMDb

Date: 05-1970  /  Rated: AO  /  Length: 8625 feet  /  Time: 95:50  /  Censored by 00:51  /  Reason: violence and indecent language  /  Comment: Reconstructed version


 

 

 

 

Brotherly Love

Directed by J. Lee Thompson / 1970 / UK-USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1970  /  Rated: AO  /  Length: 10118 feet  /  Time: 112:25  /  Censored by 00:08  /  Reason: indecent language

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Brotherly Love (1970) Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

B.S. I Love You

Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1971  /  Rated SOA  /  Length: 8866 feet  /  Time: 98:31  /  Censored by 04:28  /  Reason: indecency


 

 

 

 

A Bullet for Pretty Boy

Directed by Larry Buchanan / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 09-1970  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 7707 feet  /  Time: 85:38  /  Censored by 00:40  /  Reason: violence and indecency


 

 

 

 

Bunny O'Hare

Directed by Gerd Oswald / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 09-1971  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 8134 feet  /  Time: 90:25  /  Censored by 00:08  /  Reason: encouragement to drugs


 

 

 

 

Burn

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo / 1969 / France-Italy / IMDb

Date: 02-1971  /  Rated: A  /  Length: 10086 feet  /  Time: 112:04  /  Censored by 00:04  /  Reason: violence


 

 

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