Reefer Madness (1938) Full Movie

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Reefer Madness (originally made as Tell Your Children and sometimes titled as The Burning Question, Dope Addict, Doped Youth, and Love Madness) is a 1936–1939 American propaganda film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and featured a cast of mainly little known actors.

Originally financed by a church group under the title Tell Your Children, the film was intended to be shown to parents as a morality tale attempting to teach them about the dangers of cannabis use. However, soon after the film was shot, it was purchased by producer Dwain Esper, who re-cut the film for distribution on the exploitation film circuit beginning in 1938–1939 through the 1940s and 1950s.

Directed by Louis J. Gasnier

Produced by

George Hirliman (1936 film)
Dwain Esper (1938/39 release)

Screenplay by Arthur Hoerl

Story by Lawrence Mead

Starring

Dorothy Short
Kenneth Craig
Lillian Miles
Dave O'Brien
Thelma White
Warren McCollum
Carleton Young

Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh

Edited by Carl Pierson

Distributed by Motion Picture Ventures

Release date: 1936

Running time: 68 minutes

Country United States

Language English

Budget $100,000

License: Public Domain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_Madness


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