Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Exploitation Movies: Delinquent Parents (1938)

The 1930s produced a cornucopia of grindhouse exploitation films (aka "sexploitation" movies), usually disguised as "educational" movies that were ostensible cautionary tales about one social problem or another.

Today we have a snooze-fest from 1938 entitled Delinquent Parents:

Full movie:

This one is so lame that it doesn't even have its own Wikipedia page. But it does have a grabber poster:

And some killer taglines: Under Age! Out of Control! A Picture You Will Never Forget... Modern Youth In Revolt!

The plot, such as it is, first focuses on a girl law student who gets pregnant and chooses to give her "illegitimate" daughter up for adoption, and then has to keep it secret from her husband and friends later in life. You can guess how well that works out for her. She becomes a judge(!) and that baby comes back to haunt her: We see the baby all grown up and when she finds out she's adopted, she goes "youth crazy". Blah blah blah.

The money shot: There really isn't one. A girl is seen dancing in wild abandon, lifting up her skit so we can see -- gasp! -- her thighs! That's her in the circle on the poster.

Lessons learned: Don't get pregnant, stay out of trouble with the law unless you can snag an "understanding" judge, don't dance like that. Oh, and if you are adopted, don't panic out and turn into an "underage and out-of-control youth". Get over it.

Directed by: Nick Grinde

More reading:
Delinquent Parents on the IMDB.