Walking shots in empty slum house, dirt on floor, broken windows, peeling ceiling. MS of table loaded with jars and odds and ends in slum dwelling, child helping himself to food on stove, eating, plate in hand at cluttered table. Various interior shots of the Griggs's slum dwelling, boy playing with white rat, woman looking at magazines. Shots around room in disarray, unkempt kids, slatternly woman. CUs faces of the four Archer kids looking at television (off frame). Shots of the kids rough-housing on sofa. FOLLOW SHOT of boy going to kitchen. Various shots of activity in kitchen, mother at work, other kids playing.