Sex Hygiene

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Sex Hygiene
Directed by Otto Brower (medical footage)
John Ford (dramatic sequences)
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by W. Ulman
Starring George Reeves
Richard Derr
Cinematography George Barnes
Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Distributed by U.S. Army Signal Corps
Release dates
  • February 1942 (1942-02)
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sex Hygiene is a 1942 American documentary film directed by John Ford[1] and Otto Brower. It belonged to the instructional social guidance film genre, which offered adolescent and adult behavioural advice, medical information and moral exhortations.

Plot[edit]

Several servicemen relax by playing pool at their base. One later visits a prostitute and contracts syphilis. As a result of his unfortunate experience, there is an opportunity for sexual health information about syphilis, how it is spread and how its spread can be prevented.

Cast[edit]

Robert Lowery and George Reeves in United States War Department Official Training Film No. 8-154, Sex Hygiene
  • Kenneth Alexander as Soldier
  • Robert Conway as Soldier
  • Robert Cornell as Soldier
  • Richard Derr as Soldier
  • Herbert Gunn as Soldier
  • Robert Lowery as Pool player No. 2
  • George Reeves as Pool player No. 1
  • Robert Shaw as Pool player
  • Charles Tannen as Soldier
  • Charles Trowbridge as Medical officer
  • Basil Walker as Soldier
  • Robert Weldon as Soldier

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnour, Quentin. "John Ford: Other Directions". sensesofcinema.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

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