The Money Changers

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The Money Changers
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Directed by Jack Conway
Written by William Clifford
Scott Ellsworth
Benjamin B. Hampton
Based onThe Money Changers
by Upton Sinclair
Produced byBenjamin B. Hampton
Starring Robert McKim
Claire Adams
Roy Stewart
Cinematography Enrique Juan Vallejo
Production
company
Benjamin B. Hampton Productions
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • October 31, 1920 (1920-10-31)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Money Changers is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Robert McKim, Claire Adams, and Roy Stewart. [1] It is based on a 1908 novel by Upton Sinclair.

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Reception

The film industry created the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry (NAMPI) in 1916 in an effort to preempt censorship by states and municipalities, and it used a list of subjects called the "Thirteen Points" which film plots were to avoid. The Money Changers, with its white slavery plot line, is an example of a film that clearly violated the Thirteen Points and yet was still distributed. [2] Since the NAMPI was ineffective, it was replaced in 1922.

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References

  1. Parish & Pitts p. 76
  2. Campbell, Russell (1997). "Prostitution and Film Censorship in the USA" . Screening the Past (2): C/4. Retrieved July 5, 2020.

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