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Reefer Madness (1936) - B&W - 68 min

The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Reefer Madness - a 1936 documentary about the dangers of a new drug - marijuana. A local principal tells the PTA a story of a women named Mary who lives in Brooklyn, NY. and sells pot to hooligans and juvenile delinquents. Originally called - Tell Your Children, the film explains that marijuana is more dangerous than heroin and other class one narcotics. Over the years, the film has become a cult favorite and is shown at colleges everywhere as a satire.

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Reefer Madness
Directed by - Louis J. Gasnier

(1936) - B&W - 68 min
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Part one
Dr. Alfred Carroll (Joseph Forte) a high school principal confronts the PTA with a diabolical story about Mae (Thelma White) who runs a "pot house" in Brooklyn N.Y.

With Dave O'Brien as Ralph Wiley

Kenneth Craig as Bill Harper - the good guy who goes to pot!

Part two
Mae throws wild parties and passes out joints of marijuana to her guests. (She gets them hooked and they become her customers). A young, naive fellow named Bill Harper goes to one of these herbal soirees and begins his plummet into a pharmaceutical abyss. We also meet young Jimmy (Warren McCullum) who has trouble driving and Jack, the gangster who takes care of things for Mr. Big. Jimmy takes Jack for a ride and mows down a pedestrian.

Part three
We jump to Jimmy's house where his sister Mary is wondering why Bill Harper isn't coming around. Dr. Carrol, the school principle goes to the FBI to try to do something about the new drug. Meanwhile at Mary's, there's a wild party where the woman are quick to take off their shirts. Mary gets suspicious when the police come by to ask a few questions about a hit and run. When she goes to Mae's - Ralph Wiley gives her a "funny" cigarette and tries to rape her - then Bill walks in and slugs Ralph. Jack comes in looking to pistol whip Bill - when the gun goes off and the bullet kills Mary, Bill gets whacked on the noggin and when he wakes, Jack tells him he killed her! As trial begins for the marijuana homicide. Dr. Carroll takes the stand. Meanwhile, Ralph would like Mae to "Shut-up!"

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Reefer Madness
Directed by - Louis J. Gasnier

Starring - Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien, Thelma White, Joseph Forte

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Joseph Forte as Dr. Alfred Carroll

Part four
Jack sees Mr. Big and he decides that Ralph should be silenced so he doesn't crack. Closing arguments begin in Bill Harper's case - who is being prosecuted for the willful homicide of Mary Lane. What happens to Ralph? (play faster... faster!) and Bill? And what about Jimmy - will he get caught for running over the pedestrian? What the conclusion to this bizarre documentary.

With Dave O'Brien as Ralph Wiley

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