Are you dressed correctly? Are you eating properly? No. You are doing it all wrong. This short will correct your behavior. Or else! Produced by Social Science Films in 1953, you'll know exactly how others see you within ten minutes. It won't be pretty.
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Though heavy handed, the film makes a point that is still valid: knowing the conventions and comfortably using them is a democratizing process. Manners are the enemy, not the agent, of snobbery.
If we all held the door for everybody--regardless of outward appearance, gender, race, and so on--we might be reminded each day of our commonalities, rather than our differences. Small acts of mutual respect are still small, but they can be significant.
This is an excellent portrail of things as they once were and might put a 'bee in the bonnet' of a young person today.
Excellent advice. Except for the lousy advice about what food is good for you!
Oh bless their hearts, this was just darling!
I love the repeated reassurances that confirm that it is a man's world, and that it will stay one for many generations to come. A truly edifying short film.