This article aims to examine the scope of film politics under the Fourth Republic in French West Africa (AOF). The Overseas Commission du Cinema d’Outre-Mer was established under the Fourth Republic of France, and it has initiated a certain propaganda aimed at glorifying the image of French imperialism and thus going beyond its image spoilt by the Second World War. Considering cinema as a means to better manage its colonies, France sought to create a film industry to shoot, show, and distribute educational films. Arab films and American films, deemed dangerous for the natives of the AOF, saw limited screenings. On the other hand, the Overseas Cinema Commission has introduced quotas for many French films to be shown in AOF cinemas. It has restricted the screening of foreign films other than French films because they need to follow local customs and traditions. In particular, they pointed to Arab films and Western films of the United States as films that could agitate the natives of West Africa. The colonial government reluctantly feared that Arab cinema would be a threat to French colonial imperialism due to its growing worship of Islamic leaders. The colonial government feared that the innocent AOF residents would imitate the violence of American Western films, and it feared that the AOF residents would be shaken as they watched Europeans expel Indians from America.