Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Who Should Decide? Areas of Parental Authority (1958)
This absolutely HILARIOUS film from Centron (with the most atrocious acting of any from the Centron repetoire), follows the trials and tribulations of two angst-ridden, troubled, and hormonally imbalanced teens as they struggle to understand why they are never allowed to make their own decisions. Watch in horror as teen trollip Susie’s mom and dad give birth to a large cow when Susie tries to sneak past them with LIPSTICK on! (“Now just a minute, young lady! You can’t leave the house looking like that! You go back in the house and wipe it off!”)!! Centron was fond of attaching credentials to their films; this time, their “Educational Collaborator" this time around is Reuben Hill, Ph.D., Director, Minnesota Family Center (mysteriously attached to The University of Minnesota)!
Note: The following clip is taken directly from the original 16mm print and has been edited to under half the film's original length.