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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 ...
Arthur Gardner ...
Art Brighton
Dorothy Short ...
Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
Henry 'Pop' Brady
Fern Emmett ...
Henrietta Frisbee
Henry Roquemore ...
Judge George Herbert
Fay McKenzie ...
Linda Clayton
Jack Howard
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. Mary Barry
Hudson Faucett ...
Otto (as Hudson Faussett)
Gay Sheridan ...
Edwin Johnson ...


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

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Puff--Party--Tragedy! See more »







Also Known As:

Marihuana  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in The Last Child (1971) See more »

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Too Good to be Good
14 December 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

What a disappointment for peek-show fans. The best this exploitation flick could manage is a couple hiked up skirts and a bout of implied nudity. Big deal. I could get as much from old I Love Lucy skits. And what about the hysterical effects of the demon weed. The best they could do here is roll around the floor like a bunch of happy worms. Even the acting from the main actors is too good to be laughable. Actually the best part is gossipy old lady Henrietta zooming out of her drive-way on a gas belching putt-putt, like some Hell's Angel on training wheels. Oh sure, there's some of what you'd treasure from these goofy films—bad acting, worse dialogue, and uptight moralizing, but basically the production is too good to be good.

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