That Boy Joe
- Publication date
- Public Domain
- Digitizing sponsor
- National Women's Christian Temperance Union
Studies the causes of juvenile delinquency, and suggests preventive means. Notes that delinquency is a recurring problem.
Boy in Juvenile Court. Boys smoking cigarettes on school corner.
Alcoholism Temperance Juvenile Delinquency Social guidance safety Danger Lurks
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: Just A COUPLE Beers?
Ya know, it's funny, but, even 60 years later nobody has made a film or even a documentary explaining a fairly common phenomenon, "the bad egg."
The nicest couple can be cursed by a bad egg. It just happens. You can never predict it. Science can't explain it. I had a friend who attended all 12 years of catechism, had the nicest, most sober parents you ever met, and grew up in a fairly tightly wound house, yet he wound up in the slammer (manslaughter, they said [..yeah. right]) His sister, btw, wound up in "the home." See that football team? Well, let's say, she saw A LOT of her HS football team [ahem].
I could never explain it. And, I suspect Joe may be a bad egg. Two beers may get ya yakking a lot, maybe even look for an argument. But rob a warehouse on two beers? During the war no less when ciggies were rationed? You know of course, that was a federal crime - robbing a rationed item.
Mom needs to get another hat. Parading around in that silly fez everywhere she goes is just poor taste, not consistent with that toni 1930's neighborhood she lives in. Dad's ok, but kind of a milquetoast. ( I think I could hear the ice cubes rattling in their rock glasses as the kids were heading off for the evening.)
Great movie. Well done. I think I'm gonna have a beer and hold up a 7-11.
Subject: "like saving a life!"
Easily forgettable and not worth the time compared to most of the rest of Prelinger's Archive.
Let me also say, that judge reminds me of Landis!
Subject: "That Boy Joe" shows its age
Subject: Mom's hat
Subject: Absolute classic!
Subject: I'm Gonna Party All Night til it's 1944!
All logic is thrown out the window when his parents come in, Mom distracted me too much with what looked to me like a fez on her head.. Anyways, the Juvie judge starts chewing the parents out... why?? because the kid isn't going to Scouts and going to Church! I started to laugh loudly at this point, as the judge went on and on about how "he's never had any kids in front of me who went to Scouts and went to Church" and spews out quotes from fine exemplerary folk such as J. Edgar Hoover. The judge also warns about the demon alcohol, as if it was 1929 by saying how one drink can seriously impare your judgement (Who WRITES this stuff?) The Mom of course, eats this all up and says "Gee, I never thought of it that way before!" (neither did I) and soon, Joe and his folk are off to the New World,
Watch for the Epilogue of this piece when Joe comes back several months later, a new man of course, wearing a sweater highly fashionable for 5 year olds.
A MUST SEE on this site!!
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