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Death in Small Doses (1957)

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

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Agent / Tom Kaylor
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Valerie 'Val' Owens
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Roy Engel ...
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Merry Anders ...
Amy 'Miss Diesel of 1958' Phillips
Harry Lauter ...
Steve Hummel / Mr. Brown
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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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I know this movie to be true
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This movie is considered a "classic" in my family; my Dad was the agent (brilliantly acted by Peter Graves) on whom the title character was based. Hollywood added a romance but other than that they got the story (based on a series of articles about my Dad in the Saturday Evening Post) right. Some message boards about the movie criticize Chuck Connors for over-acting, but he didn't; that's how it was. This movie is a good reminder of what we owe to a lot of America's unsung heroes who have taken on messy tasks over the years to make America a safer place. Thanks to my Dad and other agents the movie now looks like a dated "period piece" portraying world with which we do not have to be familiar.


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