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The Dangerous Stranger (1950)

| Crime, Drama, Short
In this film, a police officer tells children about the dangers of accepting rides or presents from strangers, and relates the unfortunate stories of several children who did and were never seen again.

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In this film, a police officer tells children about the dangers of accepting rides or presents from strangers, and relates the unfortunate stories of several children who did and were never seen again.

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Crime | Drama | Short

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$1,000 (estimated)
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This was Sid Davis's first safety film. See more »

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Featured in Campy Classroom Classics Vol. 2 (2000) See more »

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Educational short.
19 June 2002 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Dangerous Stranger" is a short that runs just over ten minutes. Its purpose is to teach kids about the dangers of talking to strangers. It shows some of the different situations which children might encounter. Some examples: The guy who offers kids candy. The guy who tells a little girl that he was sent by her mom to pick her up. The guy who gives a little boy a pocketknife as a present.

Today's kids would find this to be quite outdated and might have a difficult time relating to it. It also leaves out some important tricks used these days by prospective kidnappers. Like the one where a guy asks for help looking for his lost puppy. "The Dangerous Stranger" was probably once a good tool to raise kids' awareness of going somewhere with people they don't know. Today, it is more of a relic than a helpful example of how to stay safe. 4/10


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