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Shy Guy (1947)

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Phil, a student who recently transferred into his high school, keeps to himself a lot, spending time in his basement building radios and record players. His dad notices that he has no ... See full summary »

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Arthur Young ...
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Phil, a student who recently transferred into his high school, keeps to himself a lot, spending time in his basement building radios and record players. His dad notices that he has no friends, and tells him that, like the electronic parts he assembles, "you have to fit in with all hte other parts." Realizing that the reason he has no friends is because he's not one of the "crowd," Phil studies the most popular kids at school, in order to see what traits they admire most, so he can be like them and fit in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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5 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Shy Guy" is a masterpiece of Social Guidance films. It's best known for having a young Dick York in the title role. It is also believed to be the most popular film made by Coronet Instructional Films – a company that thought instructional films "could be better" by focusing on story instead of heavy narration. In "Shy Guy", Dick York plays a high school student who feels like he's on the outside looking in at his classmates. The good people at Coronet make this point by filming Dick York separated from his classmates by the window of a drugstore where the kids hang out. Soon he learns how to work his way into a conversation by offering help to a classmate who's interested in building radios. "It's not hard to work your way into a conversion" narrator Mike Wallace tells us. "Shy Guy" is an example of how Coronet made the best films of its kind, and why York would go on to be a big star. Also see "The Outsider" made by Centron Productions, which is similar to "Shy Guy" except the lead is a shy girl.


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