American Films of 1961

American movies made in 1961, cut and banned before the November 1971 liberalisation of the Australian censorship system.

King of Kings

Directed by Nicholas Ray / 1961 / USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1970 / Rated: G / Length: 16053 feet / Time: 178:22 / Censored by 02:13 / Reason: violence / Comment: Italian version

Post-November 1971 rating

In June 1976, a 1770.88-meter (161:23) 16mm print was censored by 2.8-meters (00:15) for a G-rating. 20th Century Fox made the cuts to remove excessive violence’.

Since then, Warner Home Video has twice had it certified with a G-rating. A 160-minute VHS passed in March 1992 and a DVD, of unknown running time, in February 2003.