Election 1944: Motion pictures banned for Army (8-9-44)

The Wilmington Morning Star (August 10, 1944)


Motion pictures banned for Army

Washington (AP) – (Aug. 9)
The motion picture Wilson, dramatizing the career of the World War I President, has been banned by the Army for distribution to troops, as has the picture Heavenly Days starring Fibber McGee and Molly.

The War Department said today both pictures had been banned by a board of the Morale Services Division as containing material which might be construed as violating provisions of the Soldier Voting Act.

That act prohibits the distribution by the Armed Forces of books, magazines or other material containing matters calculated to influence the results of national elections.