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George Eldredge ...
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Dave Blake
Carl Blackburn
Bob Lowell ...
Jack Griffith
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Jimmy Zahner ...
Allen Curtis
Jane Isbell ...
Mary Lou Gardner
Robert Filmer ...
Dr. John D. Ashley
Dr. Burnell
Virginia Vane ...
Virginia Van
Kaye Renard ...
Nightclub Singer
Elliot Forbes ...
Lecturer (live on stage during intermissions)


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

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Release Date:

4 April 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Falsche Scham  »

Box Office


$65,000 (estimated)


$16,000,000 (USA)

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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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