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Sex Hygiene

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Sex Hygiene
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Robert Lowery and George Reeves in United States War Department Official Training Film No. 8-154
Directed byOtto Brower (medical footage)
John Ford (dramatic sequences)
Written byW. Ulman
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringGeorge Reeves
Richard Derr
CinematographyGeorge Barnes
Charles G. Clarke
Edited byGene Fowler Jr.
Distributed byU.S. Army Signal Corps
Release date
  • February 1942 (1942-02)
Running time
30 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sex Hygiene is a 1942 American drama film short directed by John Ford[1] and Otto Brower. The official U.S. military training film is in the instructional social guidance film genre, offering adolescent and adult behavioural advice, medical information, and moral exhortations. The Academy Film Archive preserved Sex Hygiene in 2007.[2]


Several servicemen relax by playing pool at their base. One later visits a prostitute and contracts syphilis. As a result of his unfortunate experience, there is an opportunity for sexual health information about syphilis, how it is spread and how its spread can be prevented.


  • Kenneth Alexander as Soldier
  • Robert Conway as Soldier
  • Robert Cornell as Soldier
  • Richard Derr as Soldier
  • Herbert Gunn as Soldier
  • Robert Lowery as Pool player No. 2
  • George Reeves as Pool player No. 1
  • Robert Shaw as Pool player
  • Charles Tannen as Soldier
  • Charles Trowbridge as Medical officer
  • Basil Walker as Soldier
  • Robert Weldon as Soldier

See also


  1. ^ Turnour, Quentin. "John Ford: Other Directions". Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.

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