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The Great American Teen: Troubled Teens of the 1950s

The trials and social problems confronting teenagers growing up in the 1950s. A nostalgic and sentimental collection of short subjects dealing with pressing issues of youth.
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Alpha Video

Description by OLDIES.com:

These vintage educational films of the 1950s were created to help American teenagers navigate the trials and travails of their formative high school years.

CHEATING: Senior John Taylor is caught cheating on a test. He is humiliated, dismissed from the Student Council and faces a punishment to be determined by his own classmates. Young America Films - 1952

COLLEGE: YOUR CHALLENGE: A college boy writes to his younger brother, a high-school senior, to help him decide if higher education is the right decision for him. Coronet Instructional Films - 1953

THE FUN OF BEING THOUGHTFUL: Jane and her family demonstrate how thoughtfulness in our daily lives will be reciprocated. Coronet Instructional Films - 1953

THE OUTSIDER: Shy Susan's self-esteem plummets, when she finds it impossible to fit in with the other teens in her class. Young America Films - 1951

WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY?: At a stop sign, a teen gang pulls a businessman from his car and beats him close to death. When they boast about their adventure to Jamie, he is horrified when he realizes that the victim is his own dad! Young America Films - 1955

YOUR FAMILY BUDGET: Dad is under tremendous pressure every month to pay the mortgage and the bills. Teens are shown practical ways they can help out. Coronet Instructional Films - 1959

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  • UPC: 089218723796
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