Mom and Dad

Starring June Carlson, Lois Austin, George Eldredge, Jimmy Clark, Hardie Albright and Bob Lowell. Screenplay by Mildred Horn and Kroger Babb, based on the sotry by Mildred Horn. Cinematography by Marcel Le Picard. Produced by Kroger Babb and J.S. Jossey. Directed by William Beaudine.

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

MOM AND DAD is the notorious film that broke all sorts of grounds when it was originally released. Exploitation movies were all around throughout the 30s and 40s, but this one here tried to go a bit further. The biggest "shock"  comes towards the end of the film when we get to see an actual child birth.

                    Produced and distributed by Hallmark Productions
                 Originally released Jan. 3, 1945 - 97 min. - b&w - mono

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