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Illicit(1931)

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Variety notes that New York censors required cuts and suggests that they May have eliminated subtle touches in the film's story. The file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library notes that the New York censors objected to the film's title. The files indicate that several states and countries requested cuts in dialogue which makes it clear that Anne and Dick have been intimate with one another, as well as references to a friend's adulterous marriage. Some censors requested that less suggestive angles be used in certain scenes. In a letter to Warner Bros. executive Darryl Zanuck, Jason S. Joy, Director of the Studio Relations Office of the AMPP, suggests that the drinking scenes be cut as they did not seem necessary for the development of the characters. According to Variety, Barbara Stanwyck was borrowed from Columbia for $7,000 a week. According to studio records, Neil Hamilton was intitially signed as "Dick", Lucille Ward as "Susan", and Lew Cody as "Price". Modern sources add Hazel Howell to the cast. Edith Fitzgerald and Robert Riskin's play was used as the basis for Warner Bros. 1933 film Ex-Lady.