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    Educating Kids on Hitchhikers and Strangers in the 1950s

    Dangerous Stranger, a Sid Davis film, warns children to stay away from unknown persons, specifically strangers in cars. It touches on hitchhiking, refusing gifts from strangers, and staying away from risky places where unsavory people hang out. Though the children are rightly characterized as helpless victims, the film makes several safety tips that ring true to this day. There are many examples of commonsense wisdom that was wrongly foisted upon children in the 1950s, but this film is not one of them. An engaging social guidance relic, Dangerous Stranger is a good little movie.