The nazis were *not* taken away from the Swedish version of CASABLANCA. It
was, though, heavily cut during the war since the Swedish film censorship
had to take "relationship with foreign powers" in account when making
decisions on censoring or not. Negative depictions of nazis were thus
snipped (they even took out the kick-on-the-vichy-bottle-scene, which is
kind of impressive is some weird sense). The main issue was not removing
nazis, but making films less partial towards one of the fighting sides.
Thus, SCARLET PIMPERNEL was banned throughout the war and not a single
distributor even tried to import Chaplins THE DICTATOR. Of course, things
changed after the war, but that's another story.
Ulf Dalquist Phone:+46-46-222 95 72
Dept. of Sociology Fax:+46-46-222 47 94
Lund University Email:[log in to unmask]
Box 114 Sweden
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