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Mom and Dad (1945)

When a high school girl gets pregnant and the boyfriend dies, the sex-ed teacher shows her a film about childbirth and the dangers of venereal disease.

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William Beaudine

Writers:

Mildred Horn (original story), Mildred Horn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Carlson ... Joan Blake
Lois Austin Lois Austin ... Sarah Blake
George Eldredge ... Dan Blake
Jimmy Clark Jimmy Clark ... Dave Blake
Hardie Albright ... Carl Blackburn
Bob Lowell Bob Lowell ... Jack Griffith
Willa Pearl Curtis Willa Pearl Curtis ... Junella
Jimmy Zahner Jimmy Zahner ... Allen Curtis
Jane Isbell Jane Isbell ... Mary Lou Gardner
Robert Filmer Robert Filmer ... McMann
Forrest Taylor ... Dr. John D. Ashley
John Hamilton ... Dr. Burnell
Virginia Vane Virginia Vane ... Virginia Van
Kaye Renard Kaye Renard ... Nightclub Singer
Jack Roper Jack Roper ... Coach
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Storyline

Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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OUT of HOLLYWOOD...comes an entirely NEW kind of show! (original poster) See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

The "Birth of a Baby" footage was thought to have been lost for decades. The missing footage has reportedly been found. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the original roadshow engagements, some different footage was shown during the "Women Only" and the "Men Only" showings. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sex and Buttered Popcorn (1989) See more »

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Where Shall We Dream Tonight?
Written by Edward J. Kay and Eddie Cherkose
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EXCELLENT PROMOTION of a Simple Low Budget Movie.
16 July 2005 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

Using carnival-like methods of promotion, combined with word-of-mouth advertising, this movie exploited sex hygiene et cetera with incredible success. When I was 16 (a long time ago) this movie was in re-issue and a group of us drive 50 miles each way to the drive-in theater playing it exclusively. On a work night, suburban Washington DC's biggest drive-in was sold out. It was a "roadshow" one-theater attraction and they came with a carnival-like crew because at some point the film was stopped and they hawked sexual hygiene books to the audience. There was a rumor I'd heard many times over many years that the film contained an actual scene of sexual intercourse (untrue, but worth talking up.) The movie itself was pretty good, and the entire experience, including the carnival-hustle, made an unforgettable experience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Falsche Scham See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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