What happened if a movie did not meet with the requirements of the Hays Code?

The studio was fined $25,000 if a movie did not meet with the requirements of the Hays Code.

It might also be condemned by the Legion of Decency or boycotted.

The Motion Picture Production Code (nicknamed the Hays Code for the first director of the Motion Picture Association of America [MPAA], Will H. Hays) was adopted in 1930.

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