This public-school educational film warns of the dangers of cheating. John Taylor is struggling with his algebra course, and convinces his friend Mary to show him her answers during the tests. But when he is caught, his reputation among his fellow students, along with his student-council seat, is put in jeopardy. Written by
Big Youth on School Grounds Johnny Taylor gets his friend, Mary, to help him cheat on his Algebra test. In time, he slides further and further into the dark world of school cheating, until he is caught and publicly degraded- his friends now hate him, his girlfriend is disgraced, he is totally humiliated and -horror of horrors- he is booted off the School Council. You get the feeling that his life is, effectively, ruined forever by the trauma. Oh, the shame of it all!
The lighting and sets would have been appropriate in a Fritz Lang film like "Metropolis," "Mabuse- der Spieler," or "M". All is eerie foreboding and miasmic horror.
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