Tag Archives: CRM Productions

Moral Development (1973)

15 Mar
Director  Tom Lazarus
Producer  CRM Productions
Contributors  Dr. David Rosenhani
Length  28 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description: Examines two of the major theories in the field of moral development by using Dr. Stanley Milgrim’s famous obedience experiment to pose a serious moral dilemma. Features Dr. David Rosenhani.
Call # Mc201
Genre Instructional
Rare  No
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Poor
Oregon-related  No


Moral Developement won several awards, including the Special Jury Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, the Silver Medal at the Atlanta Film Festival, the Golden Eagle at CINE, and the Bronze Plaque at the Columbus Film Festival. It was one of director Tom Lazarus’ most winningest educational films.

Lazarus’ site contains his filmography of all of his educational films. It’s definitely worth perusing!

The Sensory World (1971)

15 Mar
Director Unknown
Producer Tom Lazarus
Contributors CRM ProductionsMcGraw-Hill Films

Editor: James D. Young

Length 33 minutes
B&W/Color Color
UO Library Catalog description: An animated film, which shows a voyage through the human body to demonstrate the operation of the senses. Includes experiments showing sensory phenomena and confusion.
Call # Mc200
Genre animation, instructional
Rare No (available on VHS)
Online No
Copyright status Public Domain
Physical condition Fair; several splices, pink tinge
Oregon-related No


Tom Lazarus began his filmmaking career as a writer, director, and producer of educational and business films. His awards from that time include over two dozen international film festival awards and honors including Best Educational Film of the Year at the San Francisco Film Festival.

Lazarus then wrote for TV. He was a staff writer/producer for such shows as “Jake and the Fatman”, “Stingray”, and “War of the Worlds”.

Abnormal Behavior: A Mental Hospital (1971)

14 Feb
Director  Neil Reichline, Tom Lazarus
Producer  Tom Lazarus
Contributors  Photographer Neil Reichline; Editor Cliff Fenneman; Author/Publisher CRM Productions; Released by McGraw-Hill Films
Length  26 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  Looks at a large mental hospital and shows parts of patient-therapist sessions
Call #  Mc315
Genre  Documentary
Rare  No
Online  No
Copyright status  Unprotected
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  No


Tom Lazarus teaches for UCLA Extension, UCSB, and CSU Northridge, and is most well known for his movie Stigmata and award-winning educational films which he once received Best Educational Film of the Year for. He has worked in advertising, won a grammy for album cover design, and his book, Secrets of Film Writing was published in 2001. He has two dogs Ruby and Morgan, and a wife, Stevie.

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