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The People at No. 19 1949

18 mins United Kingdom Director. J.B. Holmes

Intended as an appeal to young people, this Central Office of Information film from 1949 eschews detached medical logic for high-voltage melodrama. "It couldn't happen to me" Joan repeats in stunned disbelief on learning from her doctor that she has contracted syphilis, and the film drives home the message that marriage and motherhood is the right path to follow. Watch it and weep ...

This title is also available on the DVD/Blu-ray 'That Kind of Girl' in the BFI Flipside collection.

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Directed by

J.B. Holmes

Genres

Documentary drama

Collection

The Pleasure Girls

Released

1949

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Crown Film Unit

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