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Wild Weed (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 July 1949 (USA)
A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.


Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)


Richard H. Landau (screenplay), Arthur Hoerl (based on a story by)


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Complete credited cast:
Lila Leeds ... Anne Lester
Alan Baxter ... Markey
Lyle Talbot ... Capt. Hayes
Mary Ellen Popel Mary Ellen Popel ... Rita
David Holt ... Bob Lester
Michael Whalen ... Jonathan Treanor (as Michael Whelan)
Robert Kent ... Lt. Mason (as Doug Blackley)
Don C. Harvey ... Lt. Tyne (as Don Harvey)
Jack Elam ... Raymond - Henchman
David Gorcey ... Ricky
Dick Cogan ... Edmunds
Rudolf Friml Jr. Rudolf Friml Jr. ... Piano Soloist (as Rudolph Friml Jr.)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice)


A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.

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Release Date:

20 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Shoulda Said 'No'! See more »

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Roadshow Attractions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is not the film debut of Jack Elam. His debut was in Mystery Range (1947). See more »


Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Over-the-top marijuana educational film...
20 February 2007 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 2/19/2007 - 2 out of 10(Dir-Sherman Scott): Over-the-top marijuana educational film goes way beyond it's earlier predecessor's with an obvious bigger budget but having the same results. Please -- get a life people!! Stop making these silly movies and bust the offenders instead!! I absolutely hate these government funded opportunities to make bad movies. In this one, a dancer is turned onto the drug at a party as she's trying to get her brother thru college. She's promised lots more money from the seller and is enticed into his world where only heartbreak occurs instead. Her brother kills himself and she blames herself, and her reason for staying in the business is now more self-induced. She is eventually picked up by the cops with the rest of her friends, spends some time in jail where she freaks out but doesn't reveal the seller and his whereabouts. The rest of the movie I won't reveal in case you want to see it. There are some special effects thrown in on this movie but otherwise it's very similar to it's earlier exploitation movies about the horrors of the drug. Too bad the money to make this movie wasn't spent on something more useful, like rehab for users etc…

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