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Why Study Home Economics? (1955)

 -  Drama | Short  -  5 January 1955 (USA)
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Sisters Janice and Carol are trying to decide which classes to take next semester. Janice wants to take home economics, which leaves Carol stunned. "Why home ec?" she asks. Carol proceeds ... See full summary »

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Sisters Janice and Carol are trying to decide which classes to take next semester. Janice wants to take home economics, which leaves Carol stunned. "Why home ec?" she asks. Carol proceeds to take her to Miss Jenkins, the home ec teacher, who explains the virtues of learning cooking, sewing, and shopping ("present-day textiles cannot be judged with confidence just by casual examination"). Janice is convinced that her choice is the right one. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Pretty Bland Educational Picture
9 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Why Study Home Economics? (1955)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A young woman is going over what classes to take at school and she thinks about home economics but her young sister says there's no point because whatever that class teaches you is something you can learn at home. The next day the woman goes to her teacher and asks what exactly she'd be learning in the class. At this point this education short from Herk Harvey goes into countless dialogue scenes where the narrator tells us why it's so important to take a home ec class. I must say that this here was a pretty bland movie from start to finish and the narrator is just so dry that you'll be fighting yourself not to fall asleep. Harvey is best known for CARNIVAL OF SOULS and I've always enjoyed checking out his educational pictures but this one here is probably his worst. I guess one could argue that it was well-made and that the lead woman offers up a decent performance but these things aren't good enough to make you sit through the picture.


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