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The Childhood Years: Stop The World, I Want To Get Off-2DVDs


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The Childhood Years: Stop The World, I Want To Get Off-2DVDs

The Childhood Years: Stop The World, I Want To Get Off (2-DVD Set)

The Childhood Years: Stop The World, I Want To Get Off (2-DVD Set)

These DVDs offer a rare and fascinating perspective on the troubled lives of American children in the '50s and '60s.

Innovative DVD technology has helped restore and preserve these masterpieces of history.

Are you a parent, a teacher or a councilor? Are you interested in learning about the problems children faced in the '50s and '60s? Are you seeking solutions to problems faced by the children you deal with? These DVDs are a must for all those whose answer is 'Yes'!

Childhood is a carefree, "fun" time for children - at least in theory. Both parents and children are under pressure because of changing times and shifting values. The reaction of a child who is not prepared to deal with the pressures of a broken home is often one of despair. Fortunately, we have the services of councilors and psychiatrists who set things right. The security of a happy and stable family is what a child really needs.

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Angry Boy
This film by Alexander Hammid deals with the problems of a pre- adolescent boy, whose mother has her own set of problems - a constantly demeaning mother and a passive husband. A team of counselors and a psychiatrist finally resolve the problems. Hammid's handling of delicate issues is laudable. Parents take note.

Sponsor: Mental Health Film Board and State of Michigan
Producer: Affiliated Film Producers
Year: 1950
Length: 00:30:56
Audio: Mono

Angry Boy

Special Delivery
This film deals with the comforting thought that school buses are safe and illustrates this theme through the story of young Mickey Miller, who is eager to ride on the school bus but is too young to do so. Sponsored by the Superior Coach Company, this film makes good use of real-life characters and close ups to capture the child's emotions.

Sponsor: Superior Coach Corporation
Producer: Safety Enterprises Corporation
Year: 1963
Length: 00:25:21
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Special Delivery

Activity group Therapy
This is a fascinating film about the problems faced by pre-teen boys in respect of their environment and relation to each other. It also offers solutions to these problems. The film captures true-to-life situations. The use of concealed microphones and cameras ensures that the children involved are not nervous.

Sponsor: Nathan Hofheimer Foundation, Inc.
Producer: Campus Film Distributors Corporation
Year: 1950
Length: 00:49:57
Audio: Mono

Activity group Therapy

Don't Be Afraid
There's nothing to be scared about the dark' is the theme of this film in which a mother deals with the problem her son has. The film provides a good analysis of why children are often afraid of the dark.

Sponsor: N/A
Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Year: 1953
Length: 00:11:30
Audio: Mono

Don't Be Afraid

Running Time:
DVD One : 01:01:35
DVD Two : 01:04:13


The title of Anthony Newley's musical Stop The World, I Want To Get Off became a catch phrase with people of all ages, including pre-adolescent children. This set of DVDs carries the same title but with a slightly different intent - to highlight the problems of pre-adolescent children. What could better showcase the sad state of affairs the children found themselves in, than a film produced by the renowned Czech filmmaker Alexander Hammid? In this 1950 production "Angry Boy" Hammid is at his best, capturing the emotions of a troubled 10 year old as only he can. The film also tells us why Hammid won so many awards. His deep insight is on display in this film, in which he gets to the root of the boy's problems - a mother with an unhappy past and an equally dismal present. It's amazing to note, that folks in the 50s were not far behind in employing marketing gimmicks that modern day experts take credit for - such as sponsoring a movie with a social theme. You will see this in the delightfully narrated film "Special delivery", which is the story of a boy who is eager to ride the school bus but is too young to do so. "Trust us, we know how to take care of your Kids!" is the message the bus company wishes to convey. I guess they did get this message across quite well.

The Nathan Hofheimer Foundation sponsored film "Activity Group Therapy" is illustrative of the methods used in helping socially maladjusted youngsters cope with their problems. Concealed cameras and microphones give the film a real-life flavor. The 1953 Encyclopedia Britannica production "Don't Be Afraid" is highly recommended. It does a good job of analyzing children's fears and dispelling them as well. All in all, this is a good set of DVDs to have in your collection, even if it is only for the creativity and originality the films possess.


"Most of the video clips in these DVDs are well preserved despite the fact that time takes its toll on everything, including well-intentioned films. This collection of clips is interesting since it uses a lot of dramatized illustrations to drive home a point. Alexander Hammid's portrayal of a troubled family is done with an eye for detail. A lot of sensitivity is on display in the other films as well. It was nice that somebody thought of putting four children's educational films from the '50s and '60s together on DVDs."

Customer's Name : Alex Peterson (Montgomery, Alabama)

"I purchased this DVD set for my school going sons, aged six and nine. The film clips are very good and my sons enjoyed all four stories. They also seem to have understood a little more about handling growing up problems. "Don't Be Afraid" throws a lot of light on how mothers can help children overcome their fear of the dark. I am glad I bought these DVDs."

Customer's Name : Olive Truman (Phoenix, Arizona)

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General Packaging Description:
Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.

System requirements:
Computer: Pentium II, 300mhz, 64mb RAM, DVD-ROM, compatible video and sound card.
Player: NTSC compatible DVD player, standard TV.
Region: All players, irrespective of region

NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY: While our DVDs are designed for optimal playback for all home DVD players, it is possible that some older systems will have trouble playing our DVDs. Although rare, it is worth mentioning. If this occurs you will receive a full refund.

Given that some of these videos are extremely old and their original audio quality is not very good, we have tried to improve it to the best possible quality. However, due to their inherent quality problems, you might still have a few instances where the audio is of a slightly lower volume.

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