Drama

Reefer Madness (1936)

Director: Louis Gasnier
Actors: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O’Brien, Thelma White
Runtime: 66 min.

A group of drug dealers host wild parties with jazz music in order to get innocent teenagers hooked on marijuana (reefer). A clean-cut couple falls for the bait and their lives begin a downward spiral that ends with somebody getting shot.

Trivia: The film's original title is "Tell Your Children" and most viewers still believe this exploitation classic was to be taken seriously. Not so. Thelma White (Mae) has noted in interviews that the producers and director Louis Gasnier asked the cast to "hoke it up".