As the opening scroll tells us, Narcotic was "presented in the hope that the public may become aware of the terrific struggle to rid the world of drug addiction." The movie itself is a ... See full summary »
After hubby Ted goes to work, Ellen putters around the apartment in her nightgown cleaning up. When she takes the trash out, the janitor forces her into his apartment and rapes her. When he... See full summary »
Charles E. Mazin,
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents... See full summary »
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
The earlier title, "Marihuana" was changed to avoid confusion with the earlier, similar anti-drug pic Marihuana (1936). See more »
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 »
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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