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Narcotic -- NARCOTIC follows the downward spiral of an idealistic medical student whose fall from grace leads him to opium dens, a carnival freakshow, swanky drug parties, dingy brothels and finally the barrel of his own revolver.

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Writers:
A.J. Karnopp (story)
Hildegarde Stadie (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1934 (USA) See more »
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One night of bliss... A thousand nights of hell..!
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unrealistic, but interesting example of exploitation genre See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Harry Cording ... Dr. William G. Davis
Joan Dix ... Mrs. Davies
Patricia Farley ... Mae

Jean Lacy ... Lena (as Jean Lacey)
J. Stuart Blackton Jr. ... Gee Wu
Paul Panzer ... Cashier
Miami Alvarez ... Drug addict
Charles Bennett ... Hand wrestler
Josef Swickard ... Federal narcotics agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Hack ... Burger (uncredited)
Celia McCann ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Policeman (uncredited)
Hildegarde Stadie ... Blonde Waiting Outside Davies' Office (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Dennison (uncredited)

Directed by
Dwain Esper 
Vival Sodar't 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
A.J. Karnopp  story
Hildegarde Stadie  screenplay
Hildegarde Stadie  story

Produced by
Dwain Esper .... producer
Hildegarde Stadie .... producer
 

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Also Known As:
"Narcotic Racket" - USA (reissue title)
"Narcotic!" - USA (promotional title)
"Narcotic: As Interpreted by Dwain Esper" - USA (closing credits title)
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57 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Cameo(Hildegarde Stadie): the film's author appears as an extra, seated in Davies' waiting room.See more »
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Boom mic visible: Throughout Davies' confrontation with the man at his wrecked home, the boom mic is unmistakable following them as they move about through the room. The shadow is constantly visible on the wall.See more »
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Drug addict:Don't worry. I'm not gonna shoot the main line if I know what I'm doing!See more »
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
unrealistic, but interesting example of exploitation genre, 1 December 1999
Author: Dale C. from Fairbanks AK

From the obviously Caucasian 'Chinaman' who introduces opium to the protagonist, to the patently absurd narcotics party scene, this film makes little attempt at realism, belying its claim that it accurately depicts the scourge of heroin addiction. Disguised as a public service type of message, it instead seeks to titillate the viewer, and is in this sense exploitive, prurient for its day, and intellectually dishonest.

Nice background music, though, including passages from Wagner's Gatterdammerung and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

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