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College Confidential

Released 1960
Distributor Universal

Noted moralist Al Zugsmith takes the directorial reins on this smutty followup to High School Confidential that pushes the envelope about as far as a 1960 studio picture could go, and emerges as pretty entertaining for mostly the wrong reasons. Steve Allen (!) is the crusading sex researcher who seems to find Mamie Van Doren a suitable target– for study of course.

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.