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
Alan Baxter ...
Markey
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Capt. Hayes
Mary Ellen Popel ...
Rita
David Holt ...
Bob Lester
Michael Whalen ...
Jonathan Treanor (as Michael Whelan)
Robert Kent ...
Lt. Mason (as Doug Blackley)
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Lt. Tyne (as Don Harvey)
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Henchman Raymond
David Gorcey ...
Ricky
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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20 July 1949 (USA)  »

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She Should Have Said No  »

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In Feb. 1958, this film was being shown (with its alternate title "She Shoulda Said No!") at many drive-in theaters on a double bill with a reissue of Mom and Dad (1945). See more »

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Silly, with a Couple Redeeming Features
22 November 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Naïve show girl gets involved with hard cases in a marijuana drug ring.

Seeing this pot-warning epic, you might confuse the devil weed with a shot of laughing gas. That's because after taking a puff, the smokers stand around and giggle for hours on end. I kept hoping for an orgy, but no luck, just a lot of pointless laughing. Looks like the director auditioned supporting players on how long and maniacally they could giggle.

Sure, the movie's a grade Z production that probably showed in a few all-night grind houses. Still, a couple less-than- terrible aspects manage to emerge. The montages are generally well done, especially the white piano dream at the Hollywood Bowl. Plus, the principal acting is not that bad. Whatever else, bad girl Leeds manages a pretty good performance, along with veteran stone face Alan Baxter.

Oddly, the narrative breaks into two parts—the first is the goofy drug part, while the second amounts to standard crime drama. Add 'em up and you've got a generally bad movie that doesn't rise to campy level, but still manages a few redeeming aspects.

(In passing-- The guy playing the orchestral piano is a legitimate long-hair, Rudolf Friml Jr., whose dad composed such well-known operettas as Rose-Marie and The Vagabond King. I guess this was meant to add a touch of class to an otherwise seedy production.)


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