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The Devil's Sleep (1949)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  18 May 1949 (USA)
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The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.

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Judge Rosalind Ballentine (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
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The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.

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Today's Moral MENACE !.. Daring expose of the devil drug traffic in 'Bennies', 'Goofies' and 'Phenos' as it really exists.

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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Devil's Sleep, The (1951)

** (out of 4)

Incredibly silly "drug warning"/exploitation film from legendary producer George Weiss (Glen or Glenda?). A pusher (Timothy Farrell) is selling pills to fat women in a gym and the school kids. A tough as nails Judge (Lita Grey Chaplin) wants to hammer him down but her daughter gets set-up and now the pushers blackmail the Judge with a nude photo. Poor acting, poor directing and a poor script adds to the overall "so bad it's good" nature of this film. There's some insanely funny dialogue that matches Ed Wood, especially one un-PC scene where the overweight women are the "butt" of all the jokes. Very funny throughout and contains some of the same sets as Glen or Glenda?. Lita Grey Chaplin was the former wife of Charles and it's clear he wasn't teaching her how to act. Also contains some full frontal nudity, which certainly wasn't the norm for 1951.


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