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Cheating (1952)

A student suffers the consequences of cheating.

Director:

Herk Harvey

Writer:

Margaret Travis

Star:

Arden Booth
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Arden Booth Arden Booth ... Narrator
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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 yortsnave

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Discussion Problems in Group Living: Cheating See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Production Co:

Centron Corporation See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

In her first scene, Mary is reading her lines off her notebook. See more »

Goofs

The phone continues ringing after Johnny picks up the receiver at the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: You'd always wanted to be on the student council and you were really proud the day you were elected to take Jack Martin's place when he moved outta town.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Shorts (1998) See more »

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Dire consequences-
9 October 2002 | by Douglas_HolmesSee all my reviews

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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