Classic Cult and Exploitation Flicks from the Thirties and Forties

Here's a fun list - classic cult and exploitation movies I've seen and reviewed from the 1930's an 40's, dealing with alcohol, drugs and sex. These are a blast!
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Assassin of Youth (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends. (80 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
“ "Maybe angel face can talk her way out of this one. ” - classicsoncall
 
2.
Chained for Life (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her. The courts have to decide if she is convicted of murder, how can they punish her sister, who had nothing to do with the crime? (81 mins.)
Director: Harry L. Fraser
“ It all started as a publicity stunt for the show... ” - classicsoncall
 
3.
Child Bride (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls. (62 mins.)
Director: Harry J. Revier
“ Child marriage must go! ” - classicsoncall
 
4.
Delinquent Daughters (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
A town is shocked when a high school girl commits suicide. A reporter and a cop team up to investigate and find out exactly what is going on among the youth of the town. (72 mins.)
Director: Albert Herman
“ Sally, you sure know all the angles. ” - classicsoncall
 
5.
Escort Girl (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus where men pay for the "companionship" of young women. The district attorney sends an undercover agent to infiltrate the bureaus. (68 mins.)
Director: Eddie Kaye
“ Naughty, naughty, don't ask me too many questions. ” - classicsoncall
 
6.
Gambling with Souls (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Young girls are cheated in rigged gambling games and then forced into prostitution to pay off their debts. (70 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
“ "Have a good time dear, don't get in too deep. ” - classicsoncall
 
7.
Mad Youth (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring. (76 mins.)
Director: Melville Shyer
“ OK folks, the party's on! ” - classicsoncall
 
8.
Marihuana (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A young girl slowly becomes a dope pusher. (57 mins.)
Director: Dwain Esper
“ We tried some of this jiggle water, let's try this jiggle weed. ” - classicsoncall
 
9.
Sex Madness (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases"... (57 mins.)
Director: Dwain Esper
“ ... and then it happened, I gave myself to him. ” - classicsoncall
 
10.
Slaves in Bondage (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they... (70 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
“ From now on, our policy is to crusade against vice! ” - classicsoncall
 
11.
Reefer Madness (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. (66 mins.)
Director: Louis Gasnier
“ Tell your children. ” - classicsoncall
 
12.
Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter. (72 mins.)
“ Charity..., for a drunkard's family! ” - classicsoncall
 
13.
Test Tube Babies (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile... (70 mins.)
“ I don't understand it Doctor, I always thought I was perfectly normal... ” - classicsoncall
 
14.
The Flesh Merchant (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A girl visiting her sister in Hollywood hopes for a modeling career, but is tricked by pimps into working at a brothel. (60 mins.)
“ Well make room Big Sister, the youngsters are moving in! ” - classicsoncall
 
15.
The Pace That Kills (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends." (68 mins.)
Director: Wm. A. O'Connor
“ Hey, I can fix that right up. I've got the grandest headache medicine in the world. ” - classicsoncall
 
16.
The Road to Ruin (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion. (62 mins.)
“ Please, please don't hate me for..., for what's happened. ” - classicsoncall
 
17.
Wild Weed (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana. (70 mins.)
Director: Sherman Scott
“ I could turn your life into a nice big beautiful sleigh ride. ” - classicsoncall