22 MAY 1926, Page 10


MANY of the American films which come here are ad- mirable, but very many are not. How long are we going to permit our youth to be brought up on a mental diet of night-club orgies ? Till the British film industry is capable of producing first-class pictures, and so long as we are obliged to import 90 per cent. of our films, surely we should insist that no film should be exhibited which is likely to be harmful to the coming generation. The Report of the Australian Federal film censors dwells on this problem, and deplores the unsuitable nature of many of the films supplied.