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The National Legion of Decency was formed in 1934 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. The legion published rating lists designed to provide "a moral estimate of current entertainment feature motion pictures" and prepared under the direction of the New York Archdiocesan Council of the Legion of Decency with the cooperation of the Motion Picture Department of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae. Films were rated as unobjectionable (Class A), objectionable (Class B), or condemned (Class C). Reasons for deeming a film objectionable include suggestive dialogue, lack of moral compensation, lustful kissing, and acceptance of divorce. The organization changed names twice—in the mid-1960s and in the early 1970s—and today is known as the U.S. Catholic Conference.
"Films Reviewed" booklet