Readers of a milksop disposition, look away now! for Frank is about to besmirch the pages of The Dabbler with pure unbridled filth…
According to John Trevelyan in What The Censor Saw (1973), the following list includes some of the disgusting and morally repugnant subjects rightly banned by the British Board of Film Censors during the first twenty years of its existence:
Native customs in foreign lands abhorrent to British ideas.
Incidents injurious to the reputation of Governmental Departments.
Unnecessary exhibitions of feminine underclothing.
The effects of vitriol throwing.
Stories tinctured with salacious wit.
Sensual exposition of eugenic doctrines.
Criminal poisoning by dissemination of germs.
Excessive revolver shooting.
Animals gnawing men and children.
Libels on the British nursing profession.
Abdominal contortions in dancing.
Employee selling his wife to employer to cover defalcations.
Severed human heads.
Degrading exhibitions of animal passion.
Indecent wall decorations.
Dangerous mischief, easily imitated by children.
Lecherous old men.
Themes which are likely to wound the just susceptibilities of our Allies.
Breaking bottles on men’s heads.
Marriages within the prohibitive degree.
Girls’ clothes pulled off.
The Salvation Army shown in an unfavourable light.