Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.
Roscoe Lee Browne
The hippie community, comprised primarily of young adults originally from middle or upper middle class families, was borne out of a rebellion against establishment. One other binding force ... See full summary »
C. Mason Harvey,
J. Thomas Ungerleider
An RKO-Pathe Screenliner short. A look at the duties of the modern nurse. The story tracks the education of a student nurse as she works toward graduation and shows the earning of her cap ... See full summary »
Dr. Monk Monahan, talking about diseases for which there are absolute cures such as polio, gonorrhea and syphilis (the latter two which are needlessly still present in society), remembers ... See full summary »
In the harsh realities of life on earth, Mother Nature has provided some plants that some use to subdue those harsh realities. One of those plants, which grows wild in most hot temperature countries, is the opium poppy. The use of opium dates as far back as 4,000 B.C. in the Mediterranean region. Cultivation of the plant and its use to produce opium quickly spread south and east, with its use in more recent times being associated with China. Despite the devastating effects of opium, it has been a romanticized substance in much of literature. In the 19th century, German scientists refined the substance into heroin, which is injected directly into the blood stream to the central nervous system for the immediate "hit". Heroin itself is not only lethal in high doses, but is also addictive. Criminal elements, especially French Corsicans, are now dealing illicitly in the substance. Most heroin in its raw form enters the US through the port of New York with a secondary entry point being the ... Written by
Somewhat follow-up to A MOVABLE SCENE, this documentary takes a look at the heroin problems in America. We see how the products starts off, gets into the market and the various way criminals try to import it without getting caught. Paul Newman does the narration and he does a very good job with it. His certainly got a terrific voice so doing the narration adds a bit of class to the film, which is always a good thing. With that said, fans of his certainly aren't the main audience for this picture and it's mainly going to appeal to those who enjoy watching these propaganda films. For the most part I thought the film was well-made and entertaining. It's certainly one of the better examples of the genre as it obviously tells of the damage that the drug does but it also shows us how it's made and we hear about the various ways people sneak it into the country. The documentary claims that 50% of the heroin in this country goes to Harlem and the Bronx and then we get a brief bit on the drug wars in those cities.
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