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Wild Weed (1949)

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

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writers:

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

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

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How Bad Can a Good Girl Get...Without Losing Her Virtue and Self-Respect?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Should Have Said No See more »

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Roadshow Attractions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Lila Leeds was cast because she had been arrested in 1948 with Robert Mitchum for possession of marijuana. See more »

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Not that much fun
6 November 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I must confess that although I do enjoy movies that are so bad they are funny, when it comes to anti-drug movies from the golden age of Hollywood, I haven't found them to be all that funny. Sure, it may be amusing at first to see marijuana smokers to be addicts and doing things like giggling like crazy with the first puff of a joint, that stuff gets old real fast. That's one reason why I didn't find "Wild Weed" (a.k.a. "She Shoulda Said No") all that amusing. Another reason was that this particular anti-drug movie was somewhat more competently made than other films on the subject. The production values, though cheap, are somewhat better than usual. So is the acting and the writing. Don't get me wrong, the movie is generally dumb and low budget, but it doesn't get to be so incompetent to be really bad or unintentionally hilarious. The only audience I see for this movie are film scholars who are writing about forbidden Hollywood movies and/or the history of movies concerning drugs.


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