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Marian Rose White
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Eddy White
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Stella White
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Brenda Moore
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Randy
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Marie Bianca
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Dr. Smith
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Judge Byrns
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Irene
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Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some clumsiness, mostly caused by poor vision. State law (in 1934) requires sterilization of all inmates. Sympathetic nurse, Bonnie McNeil, befriends Marian and protests her treatment. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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19 January 1982 (USA)  »

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A History Lesson
16 February 2001 | by (Enumclaw, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

About 10 years ago I saw this movie as part of a College course on the impact of Darwin. Natural Selection led to the idea of Eugenics, sterilizing the unfit, unpopular since WWII because it was the centerpiece of Nazi ideology. This movie is about Eugenics in America before that. Of course, it is wrapped in a made for TV package but the nastiness of Eugenics comes through. Notable for being based on semi-forgotten American History, other than that its average made for TV.


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