Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
Louis J. Gasnier
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W. Merle Connell
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Connie Sue Cook
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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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