UCLA Film and Television Archive presents: She Shoulda Said 'No!' / Narcotic / Marihuana

Friday, September 20, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

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Advance tickets are available online for $10. Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


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She Shoulda Said ‘No!’ (1949) Here art imitates life with Leeds playing a show girl who holds wild pot parties in her suburban home to help put her kid brother through college. When the boy finds out the source of his sister’s support he kills himself for shame and she spirals into feverish madness before helping the cops catch the dealer who led her astray. DCP, b/w, 71 min.

Narcotic (1933) Doe-eyed teens aren’t the only cautionary tale victims of dope and its nefarious purveyors. Case in point, director Dwain Esper’s exposé of the medical profession’s easy path to dissolution in this “case history.” Struggling to get his practice off the ground, Dr. William Davies is led to an opium den by a former classmate, a Chinese immigrant played in yellow face, to relieve his stress. Davies soon abandons his hippocratic oath to hustle miracle cures and keep feeding his habit. DCP, b/w, 61 min.

Marihuana: Weed with Roots in Hell (1936) A dealer prowling a beer hall where the local wayward teens hang out convinces a group, including rebellious blonde Burma, to come back to his beach house where the gang smokes “the funniest cigarettes” they’ve ever seen. Before the night is over, a girl drowns and Burma gets pregnant beginning her steep descent into the underworld where she rises again as the “Queen of the Snow Peddlers” with murder, kidnapping and suicide still in the offing. DCP, b/w, 55 min.

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