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Kingsley International Pictures, or Thayer Amusement Corp., are an United States based film distributor and owners of the Avon theatre in Rhode Island.

They famously distributed the first film version (L'Amant de Lady Chatterley) by Marc Allégret which led to an obscenity trial in New York. The Motion Picture Division of the New York Education Department found three isolated scenes in the film "'immoral' within the intent of our Law," the Division refused to issue a license until the scenes in question were deleted. In higher appeal the denial of a license was upheld, but on the broader ground that "the whole theme of this motion picture is immoral under said law, for that theme is the presentation of adultery as a desirable, acceptable and proper pattern of behavior."

Filmography as distributor

Amant de cinq jours, L' (1961) - Amant de lady Chatterley, L' (1955) - Background (1953) - Bijoutiers du clair de lune, Les (1958) - Carrington V.C. (1955) - Casa del ángel, La (1957) - Crime et châtiment (1956) - En cas de malheur (1958) - Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956) - Fille aux yeux d'or, La (1961) - Française et l'amour, La (1960) - Homme à l'imperméable, L' (1957) - Hommes en blanc, Les (1955) - J'avais sept filles (1954) - Julietta (1953) - Kanal (1957) - Kitchen, The (1961) - Koritsi me ta mavra, To (1956) - Laxdale Hall (1953) - League of Gentlemen, The (1959) - Lucky Jim (1957) - Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952) - Only Two Can Play (1962) - Ordet (1955) - Orgueilleux, Les (1953) - Possédées, Les (1956) - Sait-on jamais... (1957) - Savage Eye, The (1960) - Seryozha (1960) - Sorcières de Salem, Les (1957) - Sous le ciel de Provence (1956) - Suor Letizia (1957) - Suspect (1960) - Trials of Oscar Wilde, The (1960) - Viridiana (1961) - Voulez-vous danser avec moi? (1959) - Vérité, La (1960) --[us]&&tv=on [Nov 2005]

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