the outlaw feature

The Outlaw. Produced by Howard Hughes Productions and distributed by United Artist.

Howard Hughes Challenges Film Censorship

By April 3, 1947

Movie director Howard Hughes challenges the New York City license commissioner’s authority to revoke a theater’s license for showing his film, “The Outlaw.” While unsuccessful, this challenge includes the first free speech, anti-censorship legal arguments made in court since the 1915 Mutual Films case.