The cars seemed no newer than 1959, so I'm guessing this was made around 1959-60. When I was 11, near the same age as some of those boys. And yeah, I dressed that way (after school), with high-top Keds sneakers, polo shirts or Ts, and dungarees rolled up into cuffs.
But I never saw an educational film like that. I wonder how homophobic Ingleside, CA was, to have commissioned a film on the topic just for them. I never even heard about homosexuals back then, except that you shouldn't get into a car with a stranger or speak with one, just like they said.
We kids simply understood there were "bad" men who would kidnap us and maybe hurt us, but I don't think we ever knew why they'd want to do that.
I may get trashed here for saying this, but aside from its hilarious dated style, and the use of one word, I don't have a lot against this film. But of course that one word is homosexual, which makes what could have been a useful lesson for boys, into a bigoted horror.
Had they said "pedophile" instead of homosexual, would this film have been OK for 1959? And included girls as potential victims as well? Pedophiles do stalk children, they do hang around playgrounds, they do drive up in cars to offer rides, and they do hang around restrooms, as least those who target boys, and many no doubt do have a form of mental illness. And kids oughta know that, and know what to do and what not to do to protect themselves.
But homosexuals as the boogie men here? Disgusting, yet still preached from church pulpits in the US to this day.