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That Boy Joe

Synopsis
Documentary about juvenile deliquency (smoking and drinking) in small town America. Towards the end of the film, after showing the delinquent (Joe) a chart of the human brain (and stating the damage alcohol can do to it) the Judge presiding over his case launches into Polonius advice to Laertes (1, iii) beginning at l547 ‘be thou familiar but by no means vulgar’ to ‘thou canst not then be false to any man’ but leaves out several lines in the recitation. Joe faces him across a desk looking utterly bewildered.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1944
Duration
18 mins

Credits

Director
Al Watzel
Cinematographer
Howard Sieman
Writer
Wesley Carby
Cast
Carroll AsburnJudge Dunn
Diane SapociBetty Hastings
Howard LeshMr Hastings
Jim RiordanPoliceman
Roland ButterfieldJoe Hastings
William DaleBob Baxter

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Social sciences
Keywords
juvenile offenders; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The film may be watched on the Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/details/ThatBoyJ1944 (accessed 5/2007). The film was held by Film Images until the company closed down in 2007 and the material was transferred to the British Film Institute.
General
The film is part of the Prelinger Archive collection.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.archive.org/details/ThatBoyJ1944

Production Company

Name

Chicago Film Laboratory

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