This Kay is not the same Kay who later starred in More Dates For Kay, for which Nick should be thankful.
DATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TEENAGERS A lot can change in just a few years to the point where this hilarious instructional movie no longer becomes hilarious but becomes a seriously needed pointer in our modern lives.
A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Ken Smith notes: One of the most entertaining films in the social guidance genre, principally because of the bad acting of goony "Nick Baxter." Nick wants to go out on a date with Kay, but he's afraid she'll say no.
with a tray of Cokes; they all walk over to another table and call everyone over to eat; boy and girl walk away together and he arranges place for them to sit; VS they sit together eating and happily conversing; they talk about what they like to do on dates, mentioning such things as weenie roasts, taffy pull, skating parties, miniature golf and bike trips; they both look o.s.; boy gets up and gets them ice cream; MS room of teenage kids sitting around eating and talking.
is a 1949 instructional film designed for American high schools, to teach adolescents basic dating skills, produced by Coronet Instructional Films and directed by Gilbert Altschul with the assistance of Reuben Hill, Research Professor of Family Life at the University of North Carolina.
In this film, the boy is the sole initiator of any contact with the girl, and all arrangements are made under the warm supervision of the family, particularly a mother who is a matriarchal housewife.
Smart was the publisher of Esquire and Coronet magazines, and the film company was named for the latter. Production costs were kept under control by making both color and black and white prints available and charging a much lower fee for the latter.
The amount of loneliness and suffering can be fixed with the very simple guidelines this film brings: shared interests and activities! Fortunately for Nick, Kaye just loves doing things like weenie roasts, bike trips, and taffy pulls because after all she's a swell girl.
Woody's friend George has given him a couples ticket to the upcoming Hi-Teen Carnival at their high school.
As such, Woody, who has always just hung out with friends in groups, contemplates asking a girl out on a date for the first time in his life, but being inexperienced, he doesn't know how to go about it or how to act on the date. The prettiest girl or the most outgoing girl may not be the best choice, but rather the girl with who he thinks he would have the best time may be.
This film, as many of the other educational shorts of the post World War II era, denotes the traditional socially conservative values that were common in the early to mid 20th century.
His mother, as the film was released in the late 1940s, was raised during the end of the Victorian Era, in the 1910s or 1920s decade, supposing she is middle aged, where the custom of "courtship" was commonplace and is new to the "dating" concept, but she accepted it.