Assassin of Youth

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Assassin of Youth (1937, USA) is a Drugsploitation film directed by Elmer Clifton.


Main Details

  • Released in 1937
  • Black and White
  • Running Time: 80 Min.
  • Production Co: BCM Roadshow Productions
  • Distribution Co: BCM Roadshow Productions (1937) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Elmer Clifton
  • Written by Charles A. Browne, Elmer Clifton, Leo J. McCarthy
  • Starring Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Fay McKenzie, Michael Owen, Dorothy Short
  • Produced by Charles A. Browne, Elmer Clifton, Leo J. McCarthy
  • Cinematography by Edward Linden
  • Film Editing by Rose Loewinger

Also Known As

  • Marihuana (USA - review title)
  • The Marijuana Menace (USA - DVD title)


Assassin of Youth (1937) is an exploitation film directed by Elmer Clifton. It is a pre-WWII movie about the supposed ill effects of cannabis. The movie is often considered a clone of the much more famous Reefer Madness (sharing cast member Dorothy Short). The thriller reflects perfectly the anti-drug propaganda of its time.

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