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The Narcotics Story (1958)

Semi-documentary on how marijuana dealers lure small-town teenagers into heroin use and prostitution and how the police help to fight it.



(as Roger Garris)


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Complete credited cast:
... Narrator (voice)
Sharon Strand
Darlene Hendricks
Herbert Crisp
Fred Marratto
Allen Pitt
Patricia Lynn
Bob Hopkins
John Murphy ... (as Sergeant John Murphy)
Joe Delro ... (as Officer Joe Delro)
Douglas Kester ... (as Officer Douglas Kester)
Nan Terry ... Policewoman (as Policewoman Nan Terry)


This police training film uses dramatizations of real life events to demonstrate the battle law enforcement faces with narcotics, most specifically barbiturates - also known as "goof balls" - and marijuana - also know as "tea". It shows how to identify certain narcotics, identify the signs that someone is using, identify the signs of where drug deals take place, identify the signs of use in a secluded public place, and apprehend the users in these public settings. As it follows one young woman neglected by her parents, the film also shows the underlying causes of narcotics use, with these underlying causes often the forgotten issue as everyone tends to deal with the symptoms. Written by Huggo

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police | drugs | heroin | cannabis | See All (4) »


A Challenge to the Public to See and Be Shocked By! See more »







Release Date:

26 February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goofballs and Tea  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally made as a police training film, and subsequently released to the public. See more »

Crazy Credits

The title screen reads, "NARCOTICS - Part I - GOOF BALLS AND TEA" (No sequel is known to exist.) See more »


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worth the watch if you like exploitation films
2 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

The average movie goer may find this to be a dry movie. I for one, found it to be quite comical and entertaining. Directed as a narrated feature. This movie progresses with all the momentum of a pta meeting in the early 50s. That is to say, anyone in the room that isn't stoned or anyone that possesses a "normal" sense of humor, may wish they were anywhere else in the world as long as they weren't watching this film. Luckily for me (as I have stated above) this movie is fun and funny to watch and has plenty to offer to the avid film freak. I will go as far as to say this film is worth watching over other well known films such as "reefer madness" or "marihuana". In summation, If you can't get any enjoyment out of this movie, cult exploitation films may not be for you, or you may enjoy one with more of a storyline. As opposed to this "informative" approach.

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