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Mom and Dad (1945)

When a high school girl gets pregnant and the boyfriend dies, the sex-ed teacher shows her a film about childbirth and the dangers of venereal disease.


William Beaudine


Mildred Horn (original story), Mildred Horn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
June Carlson ... Joan Blake
Lois Austin Lois Austin ... Sarah Blake
George Eldredge ... Dan Blake
Jimmy Clark Jimmy Clark ... Dave Blake
Hardie Albright ... Carl Blackburn
Bob Lowell Bob Lowell ... Jack Griffith
Willa Pearl Curtis Willa Pearl Curtis ... Junella
Jimmy Zahner Jimmy Zahner ... Allen Curtis
Jane Isbell Jane Isbell ... Mary Lou Gardner
Robert Filmer Robert Filmer ... McMann
Forrest Taylor ... Dr. John D. Ashley
John Hamilton ... Dr. Burnell
Virginia Vane Virginia Vane ... Virginia Van
Kaye Renard Kaye Renard ... Nightclub Singer
Elliot Forbes Elliot Forbes ... Lecturer (live on stage during intermissions)
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Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Did You Know?


Legend has it that some performances included what exploitation showman call "square-up reels." These would include more graphic footage of nudity and sexuality and would be shown, depending on the territory, if the showmen felt it was safe. The "Birth of a Baby" footage was known to be a part of some performances and this footage has finally been found. Some claim that actual footage of sexual intercourse was included. Some of these claims are assumed to be myths, clouded memories of seventy years past, or simple embellishment. What additional footage, if any, was shown remains unconfirmed. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the original roadshow engagements, some different footage was shown during the "Women Only" and the "Men Only" showings. See more »


Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »


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The most notorious Exploitation/Sex Hygiene film ever made!
1 November 2000 | by czar-10See all my reviews

Mom and Dad is far the most successful exploitation/sex-hygiene film ever made, and not because of it's subject matter or it's production value. The main reason this little $65.000 film made over 22 million dollars in just under 11 years was because of Howard W. "Kroger" Babb, his carny like showmanship and unwavering promotion would always get 'em in the door, or as he would say "you gotta tell 'em to sell 'em". Shot by William "One Shot" Beaudine on a old Monogram lot in Hollywood over the course of a week, This film would go on to make Kroger Babbs tons of money.

The story is a simple one that would be copied by many others afterwards to capitalize on it's popularity. It's a story about a high school student who gets pregnant by a airplane pilot, he dies in a plane crash. Knowing she's in trouble and about to give birth, she confides in her high school teacher, but the teacher rats her out to her parents, and her parents get the teacher fired because she answered sex hygiene question in class?!?!. So, mother and daughter run away to another town to have the kid, the teacher gets re-hired and starts a class on hygiene. Experts are brought with films on childbirth and VD to the school to teach the little kiddies!! But to foil a happy ending the girl who was pregnant gives birth to a stillborn child, and I guess everyone lives happily ever after.

Although this film is nothing special or sensational, it was the marketing of it that made everyone come to it. The shows were segregated by gender, attendants posed as nurses and handed out booklets on sexual hygiene, all this added to the expectation that what audiences would see is something special. When audiences were sometimes letdown, a square up reel was shown (a square up reel is another short film afterwards, typically something really hot). Usually the square up reel was a live childbirth scene, (or something more sensational) that more than likely gave the audiences some satisfaction in seeing this film.

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Release Date:

4 April 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Falsche Scham See more »


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$65,000 (estimated)
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Hallmark Productions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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