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Sally and Bob have been married a year. She might be pregnant, so Dr. West picks up a test sample and tells them to come by in a week for the result... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joseph Crehan ... Dr. West
John Parker ... Bob Stephens
Wanda McKay ... Sally Stephens
Sam Balter ... Segment Narrator
Hy Averback ... Segment Narrator
Robert Leaver ... Nicholas Wilde

Directed by
Howard Bretherton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Allen  writer
Walter A. Lawrence  writer

Original Music by
Edward Kilenyi  (as Dr. Edward Kilenyi)
Cinematography by
Arthur Martinelli 
Elmer Moss 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
Sound Department
Harry Eckles .... sound recordist (as Harry Eccles)
Glen Glenn .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Charles Shaw .... medical graphics
Animation Department
Robert Moore .... animator
Lester Novros .... animator

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Also Known As:
"Because of Eve (The Story of Life)" - USA (reissue title)
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72 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not Your Typical 1948 Film, 7 April 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Because of Eve (1948)

** (out of 4)

Bob and Sally are about to be married but first they must go to Dr. West (Joseph Crehan) for their blood test. Turns out that he previously had VD and she was in a relationship with a man who would be killed in war without knowing she was pregnant with his child. The two are furious with one another but the good doctor steps in to educate them on life, sex and marriage. This is yet another "road show" picture that tries to educate people but this is just the excuse used to show various things that you typically wouldn't see in a movie from 1948. If you've got a weak stomach then you'll probably want to avoid this thing as it certainly leaves nothing to the imagination. We start off seeing a film about VD and what effects gonorrhea and syphilis can have on a body. Later in the movie we see another clip of how male and female sex organs work and we finally end up seeing a couple babies being born. All of this stuff is in our face so expect a lot of nudity and graphic images of "parts" being eaten up with disease. The educational stuff here is pretty well laid out and there's no doubt people will learn stuff (if they didn't already know it). I found the drama stuff to be pretty good as the characters were fairly well written and at least they were interesting. The stories of Sally and Bob were fairly simple even though the twist was pretty hard to believe. That really doesn't take too much away though as the entertainment level is there and we have Crehan giving a pretty good performance.

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