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Maryjane (1968)

Not Rated | | Drama | February 1968 (USA)
A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.

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Fabian plays a high school art teacher who is framed and busted while trying to convince the school principal that grass isn't such a bad thing. Diane McBain plays a fellow teacher who has her own problems to deal with. The rebellious students are about as threatening as a teenage root beer bust. Written by alfiehitchie

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During cemetery scene, mourners are all huddled under dripping umbrellas even though it's obviously a sunny day and driveways surrounding graveyard are dry during cut away shots to arriving cars. See more »

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Featured in Classroom Scare Films Vol. 5: More Drug Evils (1997) See more »

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Jerry's Theme
Written by Larry Brown
Performed by Mike Curb Congregation
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Fabian gets street cred
23 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Like any sensible person, I expected a 1968 movie called Maryjane "starring" Fabian and Diane McBain to be a complete hoot. It turns out to be maybe one good script rewrite away from being a minor classic, Rebel Without A Cause about stoners instead of juicers.

The only clunker is the dopers' clique, who basically look way too much like Spanky and Our Gang and are about as menacing as the Chess Club. Otherwise, this is one of about three drug-related films from the sixties you can watch without cringing: no ridiculous "insider" names for marijuana, no hallucinations, and some startlingly well-balanced dialogue about the issues involved. Fabian is believable and intense - three words I NEVER thought I'd use in the same sentence. There's an actual plot, they've got the nerve to make it twist around a bit, and almost every time you think the movie's going to go for a cheap resolution of a plot twist, it surprises you by actually doing something intelligent.

It's incredibly difficult to find, and it's probably not worth spending a fortune on, but against all expectations Maryjane is a 6/10. This is NOT another Weird World of LSD, Acid Eaters, or Teenage Devil Dolls.


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