The Child Molester (1964)

  • Опубликовано: 1 апр 2017
  • Watch this at your own risk: contains disturbing imagery and adult subject matter. This film was produced by the Highway Safety Foundation in 1964 for distribution in public schools. The short serves as a dramatized warning, ending with graphic case studies. Unlike the driver's education films produced by the same company, this film was apparently issued for only a short time before being withdrawn.
    "The Child Molester" was written & directed by Herbert J. Leder (1922-1983) who wrote "Fiend Without a Face" (1958), and directed "It!" (1967) and "The Frozen Dead" (1968).
    Scenes from "The Child Molester" are featured in the 2003 anthology "Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films".

Комментарии • 28

  • John Doe
    John Doe Месяц назад

    "Child molester," hell. This is a child KILLER. And it's more likely to be Dad's Best Friend Uncle Bob next door than a drunk in an alley.

  • Dagny Kight
    Dagny Kight 4 месяца назад

    I remember being shown this in elementary school in the late 60s. I'm amazed how well I remember so many details about it. It scared the crap out of me! I remember not being able to sleep for a few nights and crying for my mom. The only time an adult sort of approached me, I screamed and took off running all the way home. It was a woman whose dog scared me. She grabbed my arm to put herself between me and the dog but it freaked me out. She called the dog "Troubles" which seems very creepy to think about now.

  • douglas787
    douglas787 5 месяцев назад +1

    I saw this in third grade 1977, it really woke me up. A cop came in and showed it. You could have heard a pin drop when it was over. I asked a friend who teaches elementary school if they still show a film like this. She said they don't and don't have any kind of child safety awareness program and the cops don't come in to warn kids either. I learned from this film when I was a kid and I think it raises awareness significantly. It should still be shown.

  • john foster
    john foster 6 месяцев назад

    Saw it when I was 6. It served it's purpose. Never put myself in danger, even as a little boy.

    • john foster
      john foster 4 месяца назад

      Still chilling

    • Diane W.
      Diane W. 4 месяца назад +1

      john foster, I saw it when I was 6 too, in 1964. I have yet to find anyone else who has seen it (other than the commenters here).

  • Cheryltwin2012
    Cheryltwin2012 6 месяцев назад +2

    The bodies shown at the end are Jean Burtock and Connie Hurrell. They were murdered in Mansfield, Ohio on June 23, 1962. Their killer died in prison. As graphic and horrible as the scenes are, they were a stark reminder to both kids and parents of what can happen when you raise your kids to be too trusting. I saw this film twice at school, both in 4th and 5th grade in the early 70's and it affected me tremendously. I had always been a fairly independent kid and would ride my bike alone to wherever I wanted to go. After this, I became a lot more careful.

  • El beuno Gami
    El beuno Gami 7 месяцев назад +1


    • foxcyber1957
      foxcyber1957 2 месяца назад

      but it has real crime scene footage of two dead little girls. There names are Jean Marie Bertoch (age 9) and Connie Lynn Hurrell (age 7). I'm researching on their cases now. This is the real crime scene footage of them, it was a big case. And if you search on like there are literally hundreds of newspaper articles on the case.

  • herociouz
    herociouz 9 месяцев назад +2

    Where's the audio?

  • Shamica Johnson
    Shamica Johnson 9 месяцев назад +3

    They need to remove the 24hr rule to file a missing person police report, at least with children. If they are kidnapped, they'll be most likely dead in 3 hours, researched states. I rather for it he a false alarm than be really gone, and the police failed to act.

  • Shamica Johnson
    Shamica Johnson 9 месяцев назад +4

    They need to show this in every classroom yearly across the country!

  • Adrian Lopez
    Adrian Lopez 10 месяцев назад +3

    Even I have more subs than this guy lol 😂

  • Virtual SG
    Virtual SG 10 месяцев назад +3

    I saw this in school around 1974-1975 - so it was making the rounds for a while apparently.
    It was quite a shock to re-live that final segment, but I've always wondered if it was really as gruesome as I'd remembered.
    and remembered... and remembered...

    • Jim Barr Official
      Jim Barr Official 6 месяцев назад

      Same here, we saw two versions of this, the first ending when the little girl is discovered by the killer in the pipe, and it went a little further after 4th grade. I never saw the ending until recently. Can you imagine trying to show this in an American school now? The kids today would be scarred forever.

    • Ezra Truth
      Ezra Truth 6 месяцев назад

      Virtual SG
      I saw it in school in 73. Scared me so bad I still don't talk to strangers. I have always remembered this film especially the shoe floating down the stream and of course the gory parts.

    • Virtual SG
      Virtual SG 10 месяцев назад

      I'll bet the film was distributed as Parent/Teacher material, but on occasions was shown in classrooms without being pre-screened under the assumption it was standard classroom safety protocol.
      I'm willing to bet the clueless teaching staff was as traumatized as us kids!
      All of us kids spent the following years inventing legends about bogey men and making wild accusations of "suspicious" neighbors.
      Good Times!
      In fact, something awful did happen after all, though we (my family and I) had moved from the area and only read of it in the newspaper.

  • SteVibiana
    SteVibiana 11 месяцев назад +1

    I saw this in first grade, around 1971. Scared the crap out of me.

    • Diane W.
      Diane W. 4 месяца назад

      SteVibiana, I saw it in first grade in 1964. It terrified me. When I came across this a few years ago I still felt that fear and I was in my late 50’s. I never knew it was a true story until then.

  • Billy Goats
    Billy Goats 11 месяцев назад

    Democrat family values......supported by Santa Bernie Sanders (he gives free children to child molesters)

  • Jessica Gallian
    Jessica Gallian Год назад +3

    all children should see this they need to know what kind of danger is out there that poor little girl in the photo OMG he spilt her blood every where poor little girl :'(

  • Mark Davis
    Mark Davis Год назад +3

    I saw this film as did my wife, the difference is my wife was only in 1st grade. It traumatized my wife as a little girl. The photos are real of those poor little girls. The man that did this was a teenager, and he kicked and beat those little girls, faces in! It would absolutely be wrong to show this film to youngsters today as it was in the 60's. Like my adult children who watched this film said, this was a film that should have been shown to parents, and not little children. I'm not so sure some of you have children, just by your comments. We taught our children about stranger danger, as we will teach our grandchildren at the appropriate age.

  • hieronymus9
    hieronymus9 Год назад +2

    This was shown in our school in the fall of '67, when I was in fifth grade. I think it was recut from this version. At least, I don't remember any discussion of sex education, and I seem to remember that it went directly from the girl's last scream to the police photos, without voice-over. What's more, as I recall, in those photos the bodies were on green grass, and they were paler and less sharp than in the reenactment.

  • Uncon TROLLable
    Uncon TROLLable Год назад +2

    Better than Boys Beware (1961) was

  • DimensionX Kitty
    DimensionX Kitty Год назад +10

    I remember this film. It was shown in my elementary school class. It kind of scared us kids, because for the rest of the week kids were seeing 'suspicious strangers' all around the school yard. Those 'actual police photos' of the victims are what really stuck in my mind. Maybe they should still show this film in school.

    • Shamica Johnson
      Shamica Johnson 9 месяцев назад

      DimensionX Kitty I WISHED THEY DID! It would have saved some of my friends the heartache and pain! The need to show this today.

    • Serenadesong
      Serenadesong Год назад +6

      The photos at the end are real, they are police photos. It would be good to still show it. Children are too coddled now and led to believe that there is no danger.

    • NECHO II
      NECHO II Год назад +1