Test Tube Babies 1948
The seventh volume in Kino's Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture, this latest double-bill, Test Tube Babies (1948) and Guilty Parents (1934) offers films alike in some respects but stylistically starkly different. Each is a kind of fascinating artifact, featuring as they do taboo subject matter unthinkable in mainstream Hollywood movies from July 1934 until the late 1960s.

Guilty Parents (1934)
A roadshow classic from the 1930s detailing pretty blonde Helen Mason's (Jean Lacy) descent into a world of cheap sex, and the drunken roadhouse parties, crimes, abortions, murders, and strip poker games that occur when she is ruled by the iron fist of a Puritanical mother... and proper sexual education is denied.

Test Tube Babies (1948)
Married couple Cathy (Dorothy Duke) and George Bennett (William Thomason) seem to think the way to curb Cathy's wild ways is to bring a child into the world. Unfortunately, George is sterile, so they turn to the shocking, new (for 1948) technology of artificial insemination.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:09:20, 01:06:36 | 35.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

• Audio commentary for Test Tube Babies by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films
• Sex and Romance (1951), a marital education short film (5:19)
• Alternate Title Sequence (2:07)
• Trailer gallery