Dance, Little Children (1961)

15 Dec
Director  Herk Harvey
Producer  Kansas State Board of Health in cooperation with U.S. Public Health Service. Made by Centron Corp. Released by U.S. Public Health Service
Length  25 min
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description:  Describes an outbreak of syphilis among teenagers in a typical American city, discusses the responsibility of parents, and provides some of the causes and possible answers related to the occurrence of the outbreak.
Call # FILM Mc67
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  yes;
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  poor
Oregon-related  no


Centron was one of the leading producers of industrial and educational films in the late 1940s-1970s. Centron was sold to Coronet in the 1980s. Herk Harvey was a staff director, writer, and producer at Centron for 33 years. Harvey directed the companion to “Dance, Little Children,” called “The Innocent Party” (1959), as well as dozens of other educational and campy films. Harvey enjoys cult status as the director of “Carnival of Souls,” a low-budget horror film.

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  1. The Innocent Party (1959) « 16mm Lost & Found - December 16, 2011

    […] utilitarian. Harvey directed over 400 other instructional movies during the 1950s-60s, including Dance, Little Children (1961). Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

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