At just 110 pounds, Sullivan, Indiana-native Will Hays was not exactly the imposing figure you’d expect to be the film industry’s regulator, but he nevertheless left a substantial mark on the movie industry during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Written and produced by Justin Clark.
Footage of Will Hays and Irene Dunne courtesy of the
Indiana State Library.
Music: “Days Are Long”, “7th Floor Tango”, and “Time Stops” by Silent Partner
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