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Assassin of Youth (1937)

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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.

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Cast overview:
Luana Walters ...
Joan Barry
Arthur Gardner ...
Art Brighton
Dorothy Short ...
Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
Earl Dwire ...
Henry 'Pop' Brady
Fern Emmett ...
Henrietta Frisbee
Henry Roquemore ...
Judge George Herbert
Fay McKenzie ...
Linda Clayton
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Jack Howard
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. Mary Barry
Hudson Faucett ...
Otto (as Hudson Faussett)
Gay Sheridan ...
Edith
Edwin Johnson ...
Charlie
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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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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MARIHUANA - a Puff - a Party - a Tragedy! See more »

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Marihuana  »

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The earlier title, "Marihuana" was changed to avoid confusion with the earlier, similar anti-drug pic Marihuana (1936). See more »

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Despite the differing headlines on the Chicago News Press, Los Angeles Argus and the New York Express shown at the opening of the film, all three newspapers carry the exact same news stories on the front page ('Police Arrest One Hundred Ninety Eight,' 'Mayor Maps Building Plan,' 'Sidewalks Jammed' and the 'Boss Sanity Trial'). See more »

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Referenced in Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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Fern Emmett and Earl Dwire -- Great Character Actors
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. I see it more as a soap opera than as an anti-marijuana film -- the plot about the battling cousins and the secret marriage is solid soap opera fare. A highlight for me was seeing Fern Emmett on a motor scooter! WOW! A lot of folks call her "that Margaret Hamilton looking lady" -- and the two women are similar in appearance, without a doubt -- but Emmett has her own odd way about her, and the repeated scenes of her scootering down main street and spreading gossip were hilarious. Also fun was Western actor Earl Dwire as Pop Hardy, playing checkers. Quite a character! Best of all, the comic bits had a plot-worthy pay-off, too, for in the end it became obvious that many of the older folks in the small town had themselves made juvenile errors of judgement -- so the fact that "today's" youth were going astray with drugs was nicely undercut by the revelations about the oldsters' own young years.


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