The Outlaw (1943) JANE RUSSELL
Produced and directed by Howard Hughes, THE OUTLAW was completed in 1941 but banned due to its fixation on Jane Russell’s breasts. With a reluctant edit of about 30 seconds, the film managed to get into theaters for a week in 1943 but was pulled for violations of the Hollywood Production Code. After America’s entrance into World War II, Hughes focused his attention on airplane manufacturing and all but abandoned films. Eventually, United Artists premiered the film on April 23, 1946, in San Francisco and it became a box-office smash!