Wednesday, July 16, 2014

She Shoulda Said No (1949)

aka Wild Weed, aka The Devil's Weed

How bad is it? It's a late entry in the anti-marijuana film genre.
Should you see it? It's second only to "Reefer Madness" for laughs among anti-pot films.

After star Lila Leeds spent six months in prison for drug possession, producer Kroger Babb got her to join his roadshow and give anti-drug talks after showing this movie with her essentially playing herself; reportedly, her behavior on the road was less than exemplary. Lyle Talbot plays a cop, Jack Elam plays a thug, there's theremin music,there's choreographed dancing and there's a hallucinatory piano playing sequence just like there was in "Reefer Madness," which this rips off endlessly.

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