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Wild Weed (1949)

 -  Drama  -  20 July 1949 (USA)
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A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.

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Alan Baxter ...
Markey
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Capt. Hayes
Lila Leeds ...
Anne Lester
Michael Whalen ...
Jonathan Treanor (as Michael Whelan)
Mary Ellen Popel ...
Rita
Robert Kent ...
Lt. Mason (as Doug Blackley)
David Holt ...
Bob Lester
Don C. Harvey ...
Lt. Tyne (as Don Harvey)
David Gorcey ...
Ricky
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Henchman Raymond
Dick Cogan ...
Edmunds
Rudolf Friml Jr. ...
Piano Soloist (as Rudolph Friml Jr.)
Knox Manning ...
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A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.

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How Bad Can a Good Girl Get...Without Losing Her Virtue and Self-Respect?

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Lila Leeds was cast because she had been arrested in 1948 with Robert Mitchum for possession of marijuana. See more »

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17 April 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This film was originally called "Wild Weed." The star of the film is Lila Leeds, a promising starlet who had very minor roles in earlier films, but achieved worldwide notoriety when she was arrested along with Robert Mitchum and other for smoking pot in 1948. She spent several months in jail, and when she was released this was one of the few film roles she was able to get. On the contrary, Robert Mitchum, who was also arrested, came back to resume a hotter then ever film career.

Leeds is beautiful, a sort of young Marilyn Monroe lookalike. The film is not one of the better "exploitation" films, but is notable for its cast of authentic Hollywood actors, though they were at this point well past their prime. Perennial B-movie actor Lyle Talbot, Alan Baxter and Michael Whalen, among other round out the cast.


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