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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 06:48:49 PM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 01:11:47 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them
 

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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 07:53:29 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them

A more realistic thing, though. Evil appears to win in this life, but it will and shall be punished eventually.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 01:23:35 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them

A more realistic thing, though. Evil appears to win in this life, but it will and shall be punished eventually.

True.  I've heard he was Catholic, you can tell that if influences his work, besides the fact that his wife helped him write, which would explain the large amount of episodes dealing with marriage
 

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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »
He was, indeed. He attended a Jesuit grammar school, and a Jesuit heard his last Confession and gave him viaticum.
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