Enlighten Thy Daughter (1934)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The late "B"-picture historian Don Miller once referred to the "teenage sex" exploitationers of the 1930s as the "Enlighten Thy Daughter-type film." A remake of the 1917 picture of the same name, the 1934 version of Enlighten Thy Daughter stars Herbert Rawlinson as Dr. Richard Stevenson, who for the edification of the audience relates the tale of two daughters. Ruth (Beth Barton), the offspring of Stevens' hypocritical brother (Russ Hicks), is neglected by her parents in matters of sex education; as consequence, she trods the primrose path, ending up pregnant, then dead. But Dr. Stevens' own daughter Alice (Claire Whitney), is told the facts of life early on, and as a result makes responsible romantic decisions in her later life. Enlighten Thy Daughter was distributed on a States' Rights basis by -- who else? -- Exploitation Pictures Inc.



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