Sex Hygiene

Sex Hygiene

Robert Lowery and George Reeves in United States War Department Official Training Film No. 8-154
Directed by Otto Brower (medical footage)
John Ford (dramatic sequences)
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by W. Ulman
Starring George Reeves
Richard Derr
Cinematography George Barnes
Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Distributed by U.S. Army Signal Corps
Release dates
  • February 1942 (1942-02)
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sex Hygiene is a short 1942 American drama film directed by John Ford[1] and Otto Brower. It belonged to the instructional social guidance film genre, which offered adolescent and adult behavioural advice, medical information and moral exhortations.


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.


The Academy Film Archive preserved Sex Hygiene in 2007.[2]


See also


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