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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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Art Brighton
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Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
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Henry 'Pop' Brady
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Henrietta Frisbee
Henry Roquemore ...
Judge George Herbert
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Hudson Faucett ...
Otto (as Hudson Faussett)
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Edith
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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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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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Pure Melodrama
1 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Once you get past the anti-marijuana propaganda of this film, just look at it for what it really is, a soap opera. This film could have made a great one. The story about how one cousin wants to ruin another cousin's chance at her rightful inheritance by accusing her of bad morals comes right out of "Guiding Light". The one thing that really stood out was the town gossip. As another person commented, she reminded me of Margaret Hamilton's character of Miss Gulch. Talk about wicked witches, this woman took the cake.


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