Because of Eve (1948)





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Because of Eve was produced by cinematographer William Daniels. Wanda McKay and John Parker play a young couple who don't know much about life. They contact kindly, all-wise doctor Joseph Crehan (better known for his many screen portrayals of General Ulysses S. Grant) to fill them in. Doc Crehan warns the couple about V.D., illegitimacy, substance abuse and other cheery topics. Because of Eve was aimed squarely at the church-basement and high-school hygiene class market; its refreshingly nonexploitational approach lifts the film out of the seedy Mom and Dad and Reefer Madness category.
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Joseph Crehan
as Dr. West
Wanda McKay
as Sally Stevens
John Parker
as Bob Stephens

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Early exploitation film was marketed through the roadshow technique, with a carnival type crew carrying the film from town to town, advertising the hell out of it as an "adults only" film for "sexual hygeine education" and moving on the next week. Nobody was interested in the preachy storyline (premarital sex leads to endless woe!), but rather the "shock reel" consisting of all kinds of nasty medical footage: frontal nudity, venereal diseases of all shapes and sizes, and a live childbirth as the capper. Certainly a sight to behold in the late 40s, but rather tame when compared with today's gallery of internet horrors. Camp lovers will get a kick out of the bad acting and heavy handed, wrong headed moral: women should be obedient to their husbands and never leave the house for any reason, men should keep it in their pants until marriage and avoid brothels at all costs. "Because of Eve" is otherwise execrable.

Kevin McCormick
Kevin McCormick

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