Responses to censors were varied,
But one film was sentenced and buried
Because it betrays
The code -- Not of Hays --
But that of the men who are married.
Donald B. Benson
Frank McHugh, surrounded by fellow conventioneers in Convention City (Archie Mayo; 1933). The Motion Picture Production Code was known as the "Hays Code" after Will Hays, president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America from 1922 to 1945.