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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivian McGill ...
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Mrs. Hamilton
Al Rigali ...
Mr. Hamilton
Mark Daniels ...
Wendel Hope (as Stanley Barton)
Linda Lee Hill ...
Sheila Wayne
Ruth Edell ...
Mrs. Fay
Charles Olcott ...
Paul Lorenz
Ed Redding ...
Dr. Hampton
Pat Lawrence ...
Tom Lorenz
Allen Tower ...
Dr. Harris (as Allan Tower)
Richard Bengali ...
Mr. Maynard
William Blake ...
Dr. Grenoble
Frank Howsen ...
Dr. Bayard
Allan Lee ...
Mr. Winthrop
Jean Temple ...
Mrs. Winthrop
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Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior is going to or performing in burlesque shows, which promotes casual sex. Indeed, many in the audience at one burlesque show in New York have only sex on their mind, including young unmarried couple James and Jane, office colleagues Peggy and Betty (Peggy who is trying to seduce Betty), and Paul Lorenz's son himself, Tom Lorenz, who is looking forward to an after show group sex party, which will include some of the girls from the show, such as Sheila Wayne, who has syphilis but treats it as casually as her sex. One of the show girls who won't be attending the party is Millicent Hamilton. From a small town, good girl Millicent's pre-engagement to her boyfriend Wendel Hope was interrupted when she won a beauty contest with a trip to New York. She found life in New York more difficult than she expected... Written by Huggo

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28 April 1938 (USA)  »

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If two virgins have sex together, even while unmarried, they are not at risk for catching a venereal disease. See more »

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Prints shown on television, and marketed on VHS and DVD carry a copyright date of MCMXXXIV (1934), which is incorrect. It should be MCMXXXVIII (1938). See more »

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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Absolutely horrible excuse for a movie...
13 February 2007 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/13/2007 - 1 out of 10(Dir-Dwain Esper): Absolutely horrible excuse for a movie. I mean, if it did it's job of educating the public against syphilis it might have been somewhat worthwhile, but even this attempt was executed very badly. This is another one of those late 30's attempts to educate the young folk on the horrors of loose living and boy does this one stink!! The acting is inept, and the plot is exactly what we'd expect from this type of movie. A local good girl moves to the big city and has supposedly one bad night of rolling in the hay and turns up with the dreaded social disease. She is told not to marry until her disease is behind her, so her longtime sweetheart waits in the wings while she treats her disease and hides it from him. A quack then supposedly cures her, she marries and then things get worse as she has a baby that gets sick and her husband gets it to. Why oh why did the health department have to get involved in making movies back in those day?? I'll have to check into this..but anyway the movie gives very little information about the disease -- just that if you party-hearty, get laid, you'll get it and your life will be Hell!! As far as I'm concerned this fire-and-brimstone type of teaching is not enough and in my opinion isn't even education. Well, I think I've said enough, avoid this clunker at any cost.


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