Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior... See full summary »
As the opening scroll tells us, Narcotic was "presented in the hope that the public may become aware of the terrific struggle to rid the world of drug addiction." The movie itself is a ... See full summary »
A "Peeping Tom" likes to look through windows at women undressing. We see him as he sneaks a peek at two "subjects". His first one, a young woman who apparently has a major lingerie fetish,... See full summary »
A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, ... See full summary »
W. Merle Connell
(1948, aka CONFORM OR DIE) A poorly edited, yet intriguing documentary about Hitler and Mussolini. There are some interesting home movies of Eva Braun and her scantily-clad girlfriends ... See full summary »
"It's all a LIE!!" or so screams our hero, DETECTIVE JACK PERRY. We meet Jack in the prologue as he interrupts a telecast of a movie review program. He claims REEFER MADNESS, the classic ... See full summary »
Connie Sue Cook
A young girl named Burma attends a beach party with her boyfriend and after she smokes marijuana with a bunch of other girls, she gets pregnant and another girl drowns while skinny dipping in the ocean. Burma and her boyfriend go to work for the pusher in order to make money so they can get married. However, during a drug deal her boyfriend is killed leaving Burma to fend for herself. Burma then becomes a major narcotics pusher in her own right after giving up her baby for adoption.Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
The original trailer for the film included a shot of a girl's leg getting grabbed at the weenie roast, and a close-up of hands clutching for a row of needles. These shots do not appear in the final film. See more »
Several years pass between Burma giving up her baby and kidnapping her sister's child, as said child is now 6 or 7 years old. If the film is set in present day (1936), the kids in the earlier scenes should be drinking at a speakeasy, not a bar, as prohibition (which ended in 1933) would still have been in effect. It's especially unlikely that the bar/speakeasy would have a sign advertising 5 cent beer. See more »
But Blondie, you know what the rap is for a snatch job.
That's the beauty of it. There won't be any rap. Would a well-heeled society dame tell the whole world it's her own sister who stole her kid?
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Research with the help of Federal, State and Police Narcotic Officials See more »
Censor boards in New York and Ohio mandated that the nude bathing scenes be removed from the film. Also in Ohio, the producers were forced to omit scenes that showed ways that the drugs were concieled, as well as a newspaper headline stating law inforcement agencies were powerless to stop marijuana trifficking. New York audiences also never saw the scene towards the end where Burma shoots up in her leg. END. See more »
I love these 30s exploitation flicks! This one definitely builds on the stereotypes of marihuana and its evil effects. Victims under the influence of this terrible narcotic wear menacing smiles and blank eyed stares. They gad about and jiggle in nightclubs while intoxicating themselves on copious amounts of alcohol as if mesmerized by the music. You will love how a couple of puffs/tokes/hits turn a group of young women into hysterical, sex crazed floozies! Man, that scene was funny.
On the down note, Burma (nice to be named after an aftershave) spirals downward into destruction and despair. Hey, don't blame the pot, it didn't make her become a heroin dealer! Very poor gateway drug reference they were trying to get across.
There seems to be a plot, but don't bother following. Dialogue is lame, muffled, and you'll be saying the phrase "who are you?" quite frequently throughout the film. I don't think that guy's spanish accent was authentic either. Doesn't top the all-time kampy 'Reefer Madness ', but it's a load of hoots.
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