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Death in Small Doses (1957)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 September 1957 (USA)
A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

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Amy 'Miss Diesel of 1958' Phillips
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A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

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...the picture that crosses the forbidden territory...of THRILL PILLS!


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Död i små doser  »

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Peter the Narc
1 July 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Capable genre director Joe Newman directed this magnetically tawdry tale of a federal agent trying to crack a drug ring that preys on long-haul truckers. This is no French Connection, but it's a fascinating glimpse of a bygone era, and if one has a taste for low-budget AA features of the fifties this one is definitely worth a look. Peter Graves makes a fine Viking hero. There's a pseudo-adultness here of the sort one used to find in cheap paperback novels that were basically semi-porn but masquerading (or trying to) as exposes of one sort or another. As with Dragnet, one has to have a certain kind of empathy to get into the spirit of this sort of thing. If you do, this one will reward you handsomely.


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