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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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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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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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One of the worst anti-drug films
2 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE MARIJUANA MENACE is another of these low rent anti-drug pictures designed to educate and sensationalise audiences at the same time. This one's a poverty row production, filled to the brim with bad acting, poor writing, and a general lack of storyline and initiative.

This one's about a group of pot-smoking youths who tour around causing mischief wherever they go. One character is said to have run around at night naked, although nothing is ever shown; for the most part, the effects of marijuana are seen to be consistent giggling and general goofiness. Plotting of sorts is attempted with the introduction of an undercover reporter determined to get to the heart of the matter, but it never goes anywhere, leaving this a dead loss of a film.


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