A third has a narrow escape, having realized he was being tailed by a man (played by Davis himself) who was in the beachside changing room where he and his young friends had been earlier. The film has other odd moments, presumably the result of its shoestring budget of $1,000 - a minuscule sum for a short film, even in 1961. Most notably, a homosexual drives to what looks like a lovers lane in the same car the detective uses.
Davis was friendly with the police in Southern California and would accept their suggestions of topics to make films about, allowing them to guide the films' message and development. Playwright Max Sparber's play The Older Gentleman, set in rural Nebraska in the early '60s, includes a scene in which college students are shown Boys Beware in class.
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SID DAVIS (1962)
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