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Teenagers on Trial (1955)

A look at the dangers and possible causes of gangs and teenage delinquency including over-crowded and under-funded schools with few after-school activities and over-worked parents who have little time to spend with their children.

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Bob Hite
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Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Narrator (voice)
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A look at the dangers of gangs and adolescent delinquency focusing on a young man who hit a policeman with a car he had just stolen. He soon finds himself in the court system but the film focuses on the social causes of delinquency including over-crowded and under-funded schools with few after-school activities and whose over-worked parents have little time for them. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screenliners (1955-1956 season) #4: Teenagers on Trial See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Path√© Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Narrator: Let's face the facts: 2% delinquent, 98% all right. Let's put the problem on trial before we indict the teenagers.
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Connections

Edited from Who's Delinquent? (1948) See more »

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It's all the teachers' and parents' fault!
14 August 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Teenagers on Trial" is a well-meaning but stupid educational short about juvenile delinquency. I say stupid because there are two major flaws with it--it is exploitational in style and its conclusions are simplistic...to say the least. As far as exploitation goes, at times it seems as if the film is more concerned with scaring the viewer than critically examining juvenile crime. And as far as its conclusions go, it blames school over-crowding, teachers and parents for the problem--thereby absolving the kids from any responsibility. Plus, over the years teachers have been very convenient whipping boys, so to speak. It has, at times, been the popular object of blame--regardless that kids come from broken homes, indifferent parents and can't read or write (which, despite what many say, is the responsibility of the parent to teach, not the school). As an ex-teacher, this just irritated me and think the film is pretty much a waste of time except as a time capsule on the 1950s. In addition, even if you buy into the blaming game, the narration and style are just doggone dull.


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