Mom and Dad 1945
Mom and Dad has the distinction of becoming one of the highest grossing films of the 1940’s despite being condemned by the National Legion of Decency. The story concerns Joan Blake, a pretty, young suburban teenager with a promising future ahead of her. She’s smart, but more than a little naive when it comes to the opposite sex. Her school doesn’t offer sex education classes and discussing sex at home is forbidden. She falls for pilot Jack Griffin. After being sweet talked by Griffin, she has sex with him.

A few weeks later, Jack has been killed in a plane crash and Joan is experiencing early morning sickness. While her mother insists it’s from eating too much candy, Joan comes to understand she’s pregnant. Mom wonders how her social group will react when then find out about her daughters’ pregnancy. Meanwhile, Joan must figure out what she will do next. The previously conservative school reacts to news of Joan’s pregnancy by having the health teacher show a film called The Facts of Life that explains the functions of the female body, the menstrual cycle, etc.


Director: William Beaudine
Cast: June Carlson, Hardie Albright, Lois Austin
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:38:17 | 40 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

Extras:
• Audio commentary by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959
• Mom and Dad radio spots (17:23)
• Sex Hygiene (1942, dir: John Ford - 29:07)
Sex lectures:
• The Story of Bob and Sally (16:22)
• Not Wanted (The Wrong Rut) (10:51)
• Life and Its Secrecies (10:54)
• Human Wreckage (7:05)
Book pitches:
• Drive-In Theater (1:12)
• Donn Davison (15:43)
• Michael and Helga (3:38)
• Walter Hale (3:40)
• Gallery of exploitation trailers (Mom and Dad - 1:08 / The Wrong Rut - 2:36 / Street Corner - 2:11)

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