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Subject: Narcotics (1951)

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This film, which was actually made for narcotics officers and was not meant to be seen by the general public, shows the destructive effects of marijuana, which produces "unpredictable ... See full summary »

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Richard Elliot
Wes Robinson
John Young
Judith Sheftel
Dick Cantrell
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This film, which was actually made for narcotics officers and was not meant to be seen by the general public, shows the destructive effects of marijuana, which produces "unpredictable emotional results", and shows a (phony) round-up of drug addicts in downtown L.A.--the implication being, of course, that they all started out using marijuana. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Decent Drug Short
17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Subject: Narcotics (1951)

** (out of 4)

This short was produced to teach new cops in Los Angeles what to look for but it eventually leaked out to the general public and recently had an airing on Turner Classic Movies. This 20-minute short talks about various drugs on the streets and what type of effect they have on the user. We learn about various sleeping pills, pot and of course heroin. The interesting thing about this short is that a lot of the "dangerous" drugs talked about are now available on store shelves everywhere. Overall this short is pretty entertaining and it's done is a straight, non-humor way. Most of these types of films are over the top and campy but that's not the case here as the film-making is certainly better than normal. This was director Denis Sanders first film and he would later make SHOCK TREATMENT, ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS and the cult INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS as well as winning two Oscars.


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