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This is a funky 1940's hygiene film that teaches college students how to clean, groom, and dress themselves in order to make a good impression (and strictly conform). A young coed is shown using her good habits to seduce a male student, proving the validity of the film’s arguments. This is the beginning of dated, sexist rhetoric that peppers this odd movie. Hair, skin, nails, teeth, and clothing are all discussed in detail, and the film animates things like hair follicles and sweat glands. Some of the tips border on absurd, like suggesting that women wash their hair every two weeks. With the sexist ideas, grooming tips that would be considered outrageous today, and some nifty scenes from Cornell University’s campus, this is a highly recommended classic video.