Beginning Responsibility: Taking Care of Things. Grade-schooler Andy is a slacker in the taking-care-of-things department, so he suffers the humiliation of having to sharpen his pencil while everybody is looking at him, being called a “baby” by his classmates, and totally not impressing older kid Fred when he can’t find what he was going to show him. This is pretty painful for him, but since this is a Coronet film, it all ends happily when he does an abrupt about-face and starts putting things away and being more careful with stuff. And because this is a cheaply-made film, this is all told to us by a friendly female narrator than through dialogue. Maybe they left the soundtrack out in the yard; hope Dad can fix it. A charming early childhood educational film that would make good fodder for msting.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.