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Why Take Chances? was a sequel to Sid Davis' very successful picture Live and Learn (1951), another safety film for children that used bluntly forceful simulated accidents to show the results of carelessness. Sid Davis — child actor, stand-in for John Wayne, mountain climber and movie producer — made more than 100 films about dangers that befall children and teenagers, including accidents, narcotics, sexual transgression and psychological stress. Danger always lurks in the placid Southern...
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"Dedicated to the Boys and Girls of School Safety Committees, whose service to their schools have resulted in the prevention of countless accidents, the saving of many lives, and in happier, safer school days for their fellow students." Clifford Adams, a new student at Franklin School, narrates his experience of encountering a safety monitor every time he turned around and perpetually discovering how improper his actions were on his first day of school. He goes to the safety committee...
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Designed to impress children with need to be on guard against molesters, w/out arousing fear or curiosity. Dramatizes circumstances & places in which children may encounter "dangerous strangers". Says that uninformed, naive children are most frequently "taken in" by molesters tactics & emphasizes that forewarned children can avoid such persons. A policeman acts as narrator & is shown as child's friend.
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