Teenagers on trial

United States, 1955

Film
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During the emergence of the “angry young man” stereotype in the 1950’s, this classroom film attempted to instruct the young on the evils of non-conformity and rebellion. By addressing such a complex issue in 8 minutes, the film’s main purpose was to promote discussion. Shows examples of various types of juvenile delinquency and makes a shallow attempt to illustrate some of the causes including crowded schools, negligent parents and tenement neighbourhoods.

Credits

production company

RKO Pathe Pictures

Duration

00:08:08:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010673

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquency

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquency - Prevention

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquents

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Peer pressure

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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