Reefer Madness


At The New Beverly Cinema...

The best known of all “drug scare” films, Reefer Madness was originally financed by a church group as a cautionary morality tale titled Tell Your Children. Soon after the initial release it was acquired by notorious B-movie producer Dwain Esper and retitled for the exploitation market, and then revived again in the early 1970s when its ridiculously over-the-top depictions of the dangers of marijuana use made it a cult hit on the midnight movie and college circuit.

DIRECTOR: Louis J. Gasnier

STARRING: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien, Thelma White

YEAR: 1936

COUNTRY: USA

FORMAT: 35mm

RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes