THE NEO-PURITAN THE BEAST AND HIS BEAUTY

In 1934 the Hays commission began pre-emptively censuring films through the establishment of a rule about what could and could not be filmed for public consumption. Tarzan the Ape Man was released in 1931, three years prior to Hays.
This video of Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weismuller and Maureen O’Sullivan create a beautiful water ballet in this bit of film. It is simple, unassuming and beautiful.

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