The dating guy woody
Shows the progress of the date, from choosing the right girl and asking her through the last "good night." Ken Smith remarks: This social guidance "how-to" film has received more camp accolades than any other, and deserves it. At crucial moments in the date, the narrator stops the action and presents Woody with several possible options for his actions. Apparently the standards for reading competency were a lot lower in 1949. We knew we'd get to spend the class watching a film rather than listening to the teacher. For it's genre it's a great little snippet of American History!
Alan Woodruff ("Woody") receives a ticket to admit one couple to the upcoming Hi-Teen Carnival. Happily, Woody makes all the correct decisions and ends up walking home from Ann's doorstep whistling with satisfaction at a job well done. "I had LOADS of fun." DATING DATES GIRLS BOYS TEENAGERS TELEPHONES TELEPHONE CALLS HOT DOG EATING CARNIVAL PARTY KISSING MOMS DADS PARENTS OLDER BROTHERS LITTLE SISTERS Gee , i thought this would be a real swell instructional film . This kid is destined for great things such as taking someone's eye out with a dart. :) I swear, the guy who is running the Balloon/Dart Booth looks like Jack Webb in disguise! films like this did NOTHING to make anyone feel better about their fears of looking stupid in social situations.
Actually, I guess she should count her blessings in not being stuck with that dork...
And I LOVED the second possible ending where Woody hightails it out of there, leaving Ayyyun to wonder what the hell happened! ever notice how the Coronet 'house' is the same for all the films?
Here's a question: why is she eating cotton candy with such gusto but is so dainty with the hot dog? This film, which I've seen DOZENS of times (literally..) is SO great. When Woody takes Ayyy-unn to the fair, when Woody is chewing away on his hot dogs, yet Ayyyyy-unn takes just a gingerly nibble?
And what DOES Woody say to his mom to see if dinner is ready yet? A classic of film ephemera, not least for its title. ) has the hots for Ann, so they go on a nice wholesome date to the Hi-Teen Carnival and have a swell time. Lots of mileage has been gotten from clips from this film.
Another Coronet film, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂAre You Popular? ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ does the same for girls. In other words, a boy doesnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt have to be popular to ask a girl out, but a girl has to be popular to be asked out.
Since the other reviewers wrote about the dating part of the film, itÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs good to look at what else this film tells us about life in America in 1949.
I've seen "Dating Do's and Don'ts numerous times (but never in beautiful kodachrome!
Amazingly, WoodyÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs dad helps his mom dry the dishes!
After watching film after film in the Archives of women doing housework alone, itÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs a refreshing sight.
But you can't help but get the feeling that they are actually being rated according to social standingÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂthe first being too high on the social ladder for an average guy like Woody, and the second being too geeky for Woody to be seen with.
The Dating Guy, is an animated comedy series depicting single guy, Mark, who values - well - being single.