The "Hays Office", and the Production Code.

A. Joseph Ross
Thu Dec 20 01:11:53 EST 2007

On 19 Dec 2007 at 0:21, Mike wrote:

> Yes, "Animal Crackers" is a so-called "pre-Code" film.  However, any
> subsequent re-release of the film after the Production Code was in
> effect may well have mandated those edits to receive a certificate. 
According to Wikipedia, the edit took place when the film was re-
released in 1936.  The only known recording of the original dialogue 
can be heard on the CD boxed set "The Marx Brothers Sing & Play 
issued in 1995 & 2000 by Chansons Cinema, and made from un-edited 
European prints of the film."

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