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Marihuana Movie (1936) - Harley Wood, Hugh McArthur, Pat Carlyle, Paul Ellis

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Marihuana Movie (1936) - Full Movie - directed by Dwain Esper, and written by Esper's wife, Hildagarde Stadie - Starring Harley Wood, Hugh McArthur, Pat Carlyle, Paul Ellis

Plot: Burma is a confused girl who likes to party. One day she meets some strangers in a bar who invite her and her group to a party. At the party everybody drinks alcohol and the girls unknowingly smoke marijuana, which keeps them laughing. Burma and her boyfriend have fun on the beach while her friends go skinny-dipping.
One of the girls drowns at the skinny-dipping party and all her friends must keep the details of the party a secret. When Burma tells her boyfriend she's pregnant from their beach encounter, she pressures him to marry her. He says everything will be fine and turns to the strangers who threw the party for a job to support his family-to-be. The stranger gives him a job unloading smuggled drugs from a secret shipment to the docks. The police find out about this shipment, chase the smugglers, and shoot and kill Burma's boyfriend.
After Burma finds out about this news, she runs away from home, is forced to give her baby up for adoption, and becomes a drug dealer. She moves on to harder drugs, including injecting heroin into her body. In the film's ending, Burma hatches a plan to kidnap and ransom her sister's adopted daughter for $50,000, then finds out that the child is actually her own.