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Assassin of Youth
Assassin of Youth
Actors: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Fay McKenzie, Michael Owen, Dorothy Short
Director: Elmer Clifton
Genres: Drama
NR     2004     1hr 20min


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Actors: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Fay McKenzie, Michael Owen, Dorothy Short
Director: Elmer Clifton
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Amazing discovery...
Mart Sander | | 01/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just finished the three movies in a row, and there are no regrets! This DVD is fun, and more: there are nice extras including an almost finished crazed strip act, trailers, picture gallery and all, and three flicks well presented. The picture/sound quality is not at all as bad as I suspected, in fact some "quality" classics can be found released in much inferior quality. And the movies... they are great, and if you love the atmosphere of the thirties, these films, especially watched late night, give you the wonderful feeling of really attending a wild party, even without actual reefer involved. Whereas "Marihuana" is really stupid and "Reefer Madness" beautifully overblown, "Assassin of youth" is actually quite grasping. All films involve some pretty people, posh clothes and wild lindyhop. What more to be desired???"
magnanamus | Dalla, TX USA | 12/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kids, this has got to be one of the funniest titles available today, and it's SO old! Reefer Madness is an old Anti-Marijuana short film in which high school students who "toke hits of reefer ciragrettes" become "immoral, unjust and unforgivable" because, and I swear I'm not kidding, "Marijuana is more addictive and destructive then her sisters Heroin and Cocaine." This movie has it all, from slight truths to bold faced lies! It is a true testament to the American Marijuana War and just how hillarious our leaders can be at times. Buy a copy today! Do something for the cause."
Spawn of Harry Anslinger...
magnanamus | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the 1930's, the precursor to today's DEA (FBN-Federal Bureau of Narcotics) was headed by an anti-marijuana fanatic named Harry Anslinger. With the aid of people like William Randolph Hearst, he helped to spread a thick blanket of lies about marijuana. Tales of instantaneous addiction, [...] perversion, listening to jazz music (no kidding!), and general hysteria over the plant resulted in the production of some cheesy, but definately entertaining, movies about the menace of pot. These three stand out, though Reefer Madness is probably the best known, and serve as prime examples of distortion and lies fueled by propaganda. Quite possibly where Drug Czars Bill Bennett and others obtained their information about marijuana."
For those wanting to complete their collection
Johny Bottom | Jacksonville, NC | 11/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Here is another one of those terrible and zany anti-marijuana films made by the government in the 1930's. It's much like the other, unknown actors, inept storyline, goofy dancing, and of course 'reefer cigarettes'. This film is not over the top hilarious like 'Reefer Madness', nor it does not have nudity like 'Marihuana'. It does not even have a decent story like 'Cocaine Fiends'. If you collect these films, this is a must for your collection, but personally, this is my least favorite.

A 'good girl' Joan, sets to inherit a small fortune from her grandmother, the only stipulation is that she be a 'good girl'. In steps Linda, the only real reason to watch this flick. She's the gold digging platinum blond with way too much eye makeup. She's really hot, I liked her alot. Anyway, she does everything she can to destroy Joan's reputation and get the money herself.

Of course being a 'bad girl' in the 30's must have been pretty easy. Joan is at an outdoor party and falls in the lake. She borrows a coat while her clothes are drying on the fire. Linda gets the clothes to catch fire, resulting in Joan coming home in only a coat. Wearing a coat and nothing else in 1930 means you are 'naked'. Linda also drugs Joan to get her to sleep the night at a strange house. When she comes home in the morning she is marked as a harlot by the town.

Well a newspaper reporter is trying to do a story on marijuana so he takes a job at a malt shop to be undercover. He meets Joan and uses her to break the story. In an unclimatic courtroom scene he bursts in at the last minute saving Joan's reputation and inheritance, while Linda is faced with her newly arrested reefer suppliers.

This film is pretty bad. The old coot who runs the soda shop is OK and has his moments in a Gabby Hayes type of way. The old lady who rides the moped is probably the funniest character. The film shows her leaving her house on the moped about four or five times. She'll go through the town proclaiming 'Joan's in jail! Joan's in jail!' She's basiclly the village gossip who needs to know and tell everybody about everything.

That's about it. Thanks for reading."