Mental Hygiene Friday

The Terrible Truth

Sid Davis Productions, 1951.

Another film by the great Sid Davis.  This one’s big budget, with bona fides and technicolour:  a real life judge from the juvenile court system in Los Angeles, and b roll footage of actual drug paraphernalia.  I just love these docudramas… it’s like The Phenix City Story of mental hygiene films.


When General Motors meets Busby Berkeley.

Not really.  But I don’t see how Busby could have done any better if he had been asked to shill for GM and Frigidaire.

Come for the kitchen of the future…  stay for the 45 costume changes of Tad Tadlock.