War widow and pre-teen daughter leave home of tyrannical father-in-law in Florida, get lost on a detour, and find shelter at a nudist colony.

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War widow and pre-teen daughter leave home of tyrannical father-in-law in Florida, get lost on a detour, and find shelter at a nudist colony.

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In 1957 the film's producers, Excelsior Pictures, sued the state of New York for refusing to grant the film a license to be shown in that state because the state censors--in this case, the Regents of the University of New York--deemed it to be "obscene" because it shows full frontal nudity. The New York Court of Appeals ruled that nudity, in and of itself, is not obscene and that this film, and by extension any nudist film, could be shown in the state. See more »

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This picture was produced with approval of the American Sunbathing Association and supervised by its executive director, Norval E. Packwood. See more »

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Good effort, but needs more conflict
18 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sure for its time it was very innovative, but no one took this subject matter seriously in the '50's. Take for instance the scene where Jamie O'Hara remarks how "delightful" it feels to watch her little daughter playing nude with other children, but balks when she sees other adults.

Nowadays the situation is reversed. With the proliferation of Girls Gone Wild, Hedonism and HBO & Playboy documentaries, mainstream audiences now see nudism as an adult hobby, and parents who involve their children are facing criminal investigations.

I expected more of the writer to make use of R.G. Armstrong. He's a very nice man. Met him at Dupar's four years ago. But such a talented actor who really should have been given more to do as the uptight old father figure.


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