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|Harry Harvey Jr.||Junior|
|Richard Alexander||Pete Daley - Dope Pusher|
|Lester Dorr||Joe the Bartender|
|Edward Earle||Mr. Wayne - Federal Bureau Investigator|
|Frank LaRue||Bill's Lawyer|
|Mary MacLaren||Mrs. Lane|
|Walter McGrail||The Boss|
|Edmund Mortimer||Henry Harper|
|Frank O'Connor||Jury Foreman|
|William Royle||Prosecuting Attorney|
|Marin Sais||Mrs. Harper|
|Dan Wolheim||Pete Daley|
|Joseph Forte||Dr. Carroll|
|Forrest Taylor||Blanche's Lawyer|
|Robert Priestley||Art Direction|
|Hugo Riesenfeld||Original Music Composer|
|Louis Diage||Property Master|
|Jack Greenhalgh||Director of Photography|
|Louis J. Gasnier||Director|
|Lawrence Meade||Original Story|
|Paul Franklin||Additional Dialogue|
|George A. Hirliman||Producer|
|Hans Weeren||Sound Recordist|
|Lawrence Meade||Story Contributor|
"SEE youthful marijuana victims - what actually happens!"
"Women cry for it - men die for it"
Mae Coleman (Thelma White) and Jack Perry (Carleton Young) — a couple supposedly living in sin, yet sleeping in separate beds as all married couples were depicted in films of the era — sell marijuana. Mae prefers to sell marijuana to customers her own age, whereas Jack sells the plant to young teenagers. Ralph Wiley (Dave O'Brien), a psychotic ex-college student turned fellow dealer (and addict, according to the film), and Blanche (Lillian Miles) help Jack sell cannabis to young students. Young students Bill Harper (Kenneth Craig) and Jimmy Lane (Warren McCollum) are invited to Mae and Jack's apartment by Blanche and Ralph. Jimmy takes Bill to the party. There, Jack runs out of reefer. Jimmy, who has a car, drives him to pick up some more. Arriving at Jack's boss' "headquarters," he gets out and Jimmy asks him for a cigarette. Jack gives him a joint. Later, when Jack comes back down and gets into the car, Jimmy drives off dangerously, along the way running over a pedestrian with his car. A few days later, Jack tells Jimmy that the pedestrian died of his injuries. Jack agrees to keep Jimmy's name out of the case, providing he agrees to "forget he was ever in Mae's apartment". Jimmy does indeed escape the consequences of his crime — a rare occurrence in the film.Bill begins an affair with Blanche. Mary (Dorothy Short), Jimmy's sister and Bill's girlfriend, goes to Mae's apartment looking for Jimmy, and accepts a joint from Ralph, thinking it to be a normal cigarette. When she refuses Ralph's advances, he tries to rape her. Bill comes out of the bedroom after having sex with Blanche, and hallucinates that Mary strips for Ralph. He attacks Ralph, and as the two are fighting, Jack tries to break it up by hitting Bill with the butt of his gun. The gun goes off and Mary is killed. Jack puts the gun in the hand of an unconscious Bill, and wakes him up. Bill sees the gun in his hand, and is led to believe that he has killed Mary. The group of dealers lies low for a while in Blanche's apartment while Bill's trial takes place. Ralph, losing his sanity, wants to tell the police who is actually responsible for the death of Mary. The film attributes Ralph's insanity to marijuana use.
Theatrical : United States of America