A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.

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Anne Lester
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David Holt ...
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Dick Cogan ...
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Rudolf Friml Jr. ...
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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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20 July 1949 (USA)  »

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She Should Have Said No  »

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Not that much fun
6 November 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I must confess that although I do enjoy movies that are so bad they are funny, when it comes to anti-drug movies from the golden age of Hollywood, I haven't found them to be all that funny. Sure, it may be amusing at first to see marijuana smokers to be addicts and doing things like giggling like crazy with the first puff of a joint, that stuff gets old real fast. That's one reason why I didn't find "Wild Weed" (a.k.a. "She Shoulda Said No") all that amusing. Another reason was that this particular anti-drug movie was somewhat more competently made than other films on the subject. The production values, though cheap, are somewhat better than usual. So is the acting and the writing. Don't get me wrong, the movie is generally dumb and low budget, but it doesn't get to be so incompetent to be really bad or unintentionally hilarious. The only audience I see for this movie are film scholars who are writing about forbidden Hollywood movies and/or the history of movies concerning drugs.


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