A young girl slowly becomes a dope pusher.

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Harley Wood ...
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Pat Carlyle ...
Tony Santello
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Nicholas Romero
Dorothy Dehn ...
Elaine Roberts Stewart
Richard Erskine ...
Morgan Stewart
Juanita Fletcher ...
Mrs. Roberts (as Juanita Crosland)
Hal Taggart ...
Burma's Customer's Husband
Gloria Browne ...
Gloria Stewart, The Child (as Gloria Brown)
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Storyline

A young girl named Burma attends a beach party with her boyfriend and after she smokes marijuana with a bunch of other girls, she gets pregnant and another girl drowns while skinny dipping in the ocean. Burma and her boyfriend go to work for the pusher in order to make money so they can get married. However, during a drug deal her boyfriend is killed leaving Burma to fend for herself. Burma then becomes a major narcotics pusher in her own right after giving up her baby for adoption. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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May 1936 (USA)  »

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Marihuana, the Devil's Weed  »

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The film's screenwriter Hildegarde Stadie (wife of director Dwain Esper) is one of the extras in the roadhouse at the beginning of the film. She is sitting at a table, wearing a white hat, looking like a drug addict might. See more »

Goofs

Several years pass between Burma giving up her baby and kidnapping her sister's child, as said child is now 6 or 7 years old. If the film is set in present day (1936), the kids in the earlier scenes should be drinking at a speakeasy, not a bar, as prohibition (which ended in 1933) would still have been in effect. See more »

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Newspaper headline: Wave of Brutal Crimes Laid to Marihuana Smoking
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FOREWORD: For centuries the world has been aware of the narcotic menace. We have complacently watched Asiatic countries attempt to rid themselves of DRUGS CURSE, and attributed their failure to lack of education. We consider ourselves enlightened, and think that never could we succumb to such a fate. But - did you know that - the use of Marihuana is steadily increasing among the youth of this country? Did you know that - the youthful criminal is our greatest problem today? And that - Marihuana gives the user false courage, and destroys conscience, thereby making crime alluring, smart? That is the price we are paying for our lack of interest in the narcotic situation. This story is drawn from an actual case history on file in the police records of one of our large cities. Note: MARIHUANA, Hashish of the Orient, is commonly distributed as a doped cigarette. Its most terrifying effect is that it fires the user to extreme cruelty and license. See more »

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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Bad but not too bad
12 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Camp classic by exploitation master Dwain Esper. A clean cut bunch of obviously over-age "kids" become addicted to marijuana after one puff! They giggle uncontrollably, engage in nude skinny-dipping (mild female nudity), sex and it all leads to a drowning, alcoholism, heroin addiction, kidnapping, pregnancy and death.

This is a very silly movie--another one of those ones where the people making it had no idea what they were doing. Most of the acting is terrible and the story is downright ridiculous at times (and hard to follow--the surviving prints are in terrible shape). Still it's not worthless. It moves quickly (only 57 minutes), there were actually some pretty clever directorial touches and Harley Wood was pretty good in her lead role. So it's worth a look if you're curious. On par with "Reefer Madness".


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