Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents... See full summary »

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Lois Austin ...
Sarah Blake
George Eldredge ...
Dan Blake
Jimmy Clark ...
Dave Blake
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Carl Blackburn
Bob Lowell ...
Jack Griffith
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Junella
Jimmy Zahner ...
Allen Curtis
Jane Isbell ...
Mary Lou Gardner
Robert Filmer ...
McMann
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Dr. John D. Ashley
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Dr. Burnell
Virginia Vane ...
Virginia Van
Kaye Renard ...
Nightclub Singer
Elliot Forbes ...
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Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Human...as Life Itself! (original poster) See more »

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4 April 1949 (Sweden)  »

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$65,000 (estimated)

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$16,000,000 (USA)
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Producer Kroger Babb had so much faith in this project that he determined that the film itself meet the accepted technical standards of a professional production. To achieve this, within the limits of his available capital, he approached one of Hollywood's leading "Poverty Row" studios, Monogram Pictures, to actually make the film. Monogram assigned producer Barney A. Sarecky (as production supervisor), director of photography Marcel Le Picard, editor Richard Currier and especially director William Beaudine. This team had long experience with creating "one-week wonders" on time and within meager budgets. See more »

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Where Shall We Dream Tonight?
Written by Edward J. Kay and Eddie Cherkose
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EXCELLENT PROMOTION of a Simple Low Budget Movie.
16 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Using carnival-like methods of promotion, combined with word-of-mouth advertising, this movie exploited sex hygiene et cetera with incredible success. When I was 16 (a long time ago) this movie was in re-issue and a group of us drive 50 miles each way to the drive-in theater playing it exclusively. On a work night, suburban Washington DC's biggest drive-in was sold out. It was a "roadshow" one-theater attraction and they came with a carnival-like crew because at some point the film was stopped and they hawked sexual hygiene books to the audience. There was a rumor I'd heard many times over many years that the film contained an actual scene of sexual intercourse (untrue, but worth talking up.) The movie itself was pretty good, and the entire experience, including the carnival-hustle, made an unforgettable experience.


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