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

director

Frances Dinsmoor

production company

RKO Pathe Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:08:08:00

Colour

Black and White

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