A Date with Your Family Shows the Delightful American Patriarchy Circa 1950 (Educational Film)

When good manners were important and so was DAD and the family, everyone sat down to dinner and supported each other.

A very cute Aryan actress plays the daughter in this inspirational drama. Her hame is not available at IMBD, but the narrator is Hugh Beaumont of Leave It to Beaver fame.

Haha. The publisher of this video didn’t appreciate it.

Published on Jun 7, 2012

This film advises children to do whatever is necessary, even lie, to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do’s and don’t sequences. .

When Jewish feminism sent women into the labor force to earn money so that tax collections by government would increase, we lost the wonderful life portrayed in the film. I should also mention that the Jewish agenda included reduced parental influence so that the public schools could indoctrinate children into perversion, degeneracy, egalitarianism, and all the other evil isms that afflict us today.


4 thoughts on “A Date with Your Family Shows the Delightful American Patriarchy Circa 1950 (Educational Film)

  1. I would’ve made fun of that as a kid. Not now. Not after seeing what happens when you abandon those fundamental principles. Good post.

  2. Yes, the Christ-killers have sought to destroy the American family and culture since before all of us were born. We must have a new Final Solution for the kikes and their colored minority bio-weapons.

  3. Couldn’t wait to show this to my mother and father for their input.

    This documentary not entirely accurate as to how things actually were in the 50’s. Certainly not in my parents’ families with male and female children. Mothers were in charge of cooking the meals and washed the dishes every day with their daughters help, but…daughters changed into pants, shorts, and a shirt after school. Brothers and father into something more casual, as well. Mothers wore housedresses.

    Pretty much the brothers did nothing except constantly asking when dinner will be done, then after, homework; watched TV, out with friends, or after school activities. The daughters were expected to do their homework, then, help with chores around the house.

    In my mother’s family, both sisters and brothers were encouraged to get part time jobs at 16 to learn how to manage money. Her brothers cut grass and shoveled snow. The daughters worked at a local department store on Saturdays when they turned 16. During summers, they worked full time, as did the brothers. They kept all of the money they earned but were given “lessons” on responsible spending and saving.

    A bit different in my father’s family. His father owned his own business. Boys worked there part time at 16, full time in the summer. Daughters helped mother at home with smaller children and doing chores since there were 7 children and a large house.

    It’s not typical a father of the 50’s would wear a suit to the dinner table. In this case must have been in insurance or real estate sales, so why did the producer use that in this documentary? Because a male in a suit portrays power!

    That’s a joke that fathers would pull the chairs out or serve food to women first. All picked up a dish, served themselves, then passed it to others.

    Sometimes conversation included fighting between siblings over stupid stuff, often the boys picking on the girls, but usually, they stayed quiet because they didn’t want lectures from their parents. Both mothers ran the household and were the disciplinarians since they were around the children more than the fathers.

    My father agrees, his family was similar to hers. Although, he thought this was an instructive piece on what families should strive for, but, the portrayal was unrealistic and couldn’t stand the formality. The mother pushed into the background, her appearance more important than her role as mother. The daughter calling her mother to help was ridiculous. Mothers couldn’t sit around knitting looking pretty. Children were too prominent. Then, it was “seen but not heard.”

    The message is great, family time at dinner, respect; it doesn’t need to be so stiff and formal. This family isn’t really portrayed as being natural and warm to me. Too concerned about following protocol. Not surprising the producer and director of this piece was German where strict patriarchy ruled the roost; although, the father in this documentary appeared to be a kind, likable gentleman, it was obvious he was the boss, older brother given special privileges, and women played subservient roles.

    • I love these old educational films. They are unrealistic to a degree but show what somebody thought was a model for others to follow. By the mid to late 50s the educational films have a different vibe to them. By the 60s they were very different in tone. Maybe I’ll post more of these as I find them.

      Anyway, I’m glad you talked to your folks about it. Their responses are interesting and informative to this traditionalist.

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