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Death in Small Doses (1957)

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.




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Complete credited cast:
Agent / Tom Kaylor
Valerie 'Val' Owens
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Robert Williams ...
'Dunc' Clayton
Roy Engel ...
Wally Morse
Amy 'Miss Diesel of 1958' Phillips
Steve Hummel / Mr. Brown


A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

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15 September 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Död i små doser  »

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Peter Graves vs. illegal drug suppliers
18 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DEATH IN SMALL DOSES is an American B-movie crime thriller set in the world of truckers and trucking. It's nowhere near as good as that British classic HELL DRIVERS, but the plot is unusual enough to keep you watching and it could be a lot worse. Future MISSION IMPOSSIBLE star Peter Graves is tasked with investigating the prevalence of illegal amphetamines which truck drivers have been taking to keep them awake during long drives. Unfortunately the side effects include hallucinations and death, so Graves must find the supply chain and nip it in the bud before anybody else dies.

What follows is your usual second-tier story with a little mystery, a little suspense, and a handful of action scenes. Graves is a perfectly likable hero but the real scene-stealer here is Chuck Connors as a beatnik-inspired loudmouth who lights up the screen whenever he appears. Mala Powers is particularly stunning as the love interest of the piece, and the stunt scenes, while hampered by the low budget, keep the production moving along nicely. The twist ending is a strong way to end the film too.

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