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The Devil's Sleep (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 18 May 1949 (USA)
The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judge Rosalind Ballentine (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
Will Charles ... Inspector Darnell
William Thomason ... Detective Sergeant Dave Kerrigan
Timothy Farrell ... Umberto Scalli
Fred Smith ... Tony Donardi
Muriel Gardner ... Ruby McKenzie
Laura Travers ... Jerri Winter
Jim Tyde ... Bob Winter
Stan Freed ... Hal Holmes
Tracy Lynne ... Margie Ballantine
Bob Lenihan ... Frankie Clinton
Pat Lawless ... Police Officer
Stan Modic ... Pug
Mildred Davis ... Tesse T. Tesse
... Interne
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The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.

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Today's Moral MENACE !.. Daring expose of the devil drug traffic in 'Bennies', 'Goofies' and 'Phenos' as it really exists.

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Written by John J. Potpinko
Sung by Annette Warren
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tons of fun exploitation
5 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was shocked to discover this little gem on my 100 mystery movie collection. This is good stuff here, lots of skimpy outfits, fat jokes, sight gags, brief nudity, horrible acting...the whole thing!

I realized something was up when the leading man from Test Tube Babies walked on stage as the hunky hero. This guy should have given lessons on how to be a horrible actor. He is almost as wooden and lifeless as the guy who plays Ridge on The Bold and Beautiful...almost anyhow.

This film is a lot of fun. It's stupid, campy, and downright weird and pointless. A good one. Definitely one of the better examples of the genre!


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