Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2003)

This film covers the early history of post World War II educational films, especially those involving traffic safety by the Highway Safety Foundation under direction of Richard Wayman. In the name of promoting safe driving in teenagers, these films became notorious for their gory depiction of accidents to shock their audiences to make their point. The film also covers the role of safety films of this era, their effect on North American teenage culture, the struggle between idealism and lurid exploitation and how they reflected the larger society concerns of the time that adults projected onto their youth.

Directing:
  • Bret Wood

Writing:
  • Bret Wood

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-06-27
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 91
Hans Conried
Hans Conried
(archive footage)
Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono
Himself (archive footage)
James Stewart
James Stewart
Narrator (archive footage)
Robert F. Simon
Robert F. Sim...
Rellik (archive footage)
Dick York
Dick York
Nick (archive footage)
Richard Anderson
Richard Ander...
Husband (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Himself (archive footage)
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