A young girl slowly becomes a dope pusher.

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Harley Wood ...
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Pat Carlyle ...
Tony Santello
Paul Ellis ...
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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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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Marihuana, the Devil's Weed  »

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In 1938, Roadshow Attractions distributed this with the short film How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (1937). See more »

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The positions of Burma's hands when she is visiting the panicking female customer. See more »

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Teenage boy: One hot lover coming right up!
Teenage girl: One ripe peach coming right down!
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Research with the help of Federal, State and Police Narcotic Officials See more »

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Referenced in Caffeine Madness (2014) See more »

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Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major
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Music by Franz Liszt
Played when the couple go down to the beach
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Meet the poor cousin of "Reefer Madness"
12 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the script and technical aspects of this film, I should have rated it "one star." But I'm giving it a five because it's so campy that it's worth a few laughs. And I am not a doper...I've never even inhaled! This is definitely the poor relation of "Reefer Madness," which has higher technical quality and is more entertaining overall. "Marihuana" is just jaw-droppingly awful, with weed blamed for virtually all vices, many of which are shown on screen (including...gasp...spraying a woman's backside with soda!). The budget was so low that the producers used classical music clips instead of a real soundtrack, so the dangers of dope are underscored by Strauss, Liszt, and others.

This is just a nasty little low-budget exploitation film, using the dope scare as an excuse to titillate the audience.


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