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Chinese Opium Den

October 16, 1894

Lost film from 1894, directed by William K.L. Dickson.

Fumerie d'opium

January 1, 1901

A century-old film depicting opium smokers in French Indochina (Vietnam).

There's a chemistry lab, in which one or two people ingest the wrong drug -- apparently -- and have a seriously bad trip. Then there's this wizard in his cave, and a fairy appears -- then there's this massive feast with about a dozen people. Then it ends.

The Dream of an Opium Fiend

January 1, 1908

The opium fiend is seen in a den, puffing on this terrible narcotic. He then falls fast asleep and dreams that he is at home with his wife. He asks for something to drink and he is given wine, which he does not care for, and he is finally given some bottled beer and a glass, but he complains that the glass is too small and he gets a very large sized glass receptacle, into which his wife and maid servant pour the contents of the bottle. As he is about to drink the glass passes from his hand mysteriously, sailing through the room and out of the window to the moon…

Bigorno fume l'opium

January 1, 1914

Bigorno gets a visit to his seaside estate from a traveler, who brings a monkey and bric-a-brac for his wife and mother-in-law, and some opium for him.

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

The Tong Man

December 14, 1919

An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.

Thundergate

October 15, 1923

The Blue Eagle

September 12, 1926

Waterfront rivals George Darcy (O'Brien) and Big Tim Ryan (Russell) are both in love with Rose Kelly (Gaynor), and continue their feud when they join the Navy. After the war, they call a temporary truce to take on dope peddlers who are destroying their neighborhood.

Sinister Harvest

May 26, 1930

Early "shockumentary", apparently shot in Egypt, which documents the habits of opium addicts. The interiors of drug dens are shown, and at the conclusion the film an addict is shown collapsing on a sand dune; the booming voice of the narrator informs us that the addict has perished. Footage used is from the silent film Dope Fiends.

The Man Who Came Back

January 11, 1931

A spoiled carefree rich kid gets into too much trouble for his father who sends him out on his own to prove himself capable of making a respectable man of himself.

Stupéfiants

January 1, 1932

When an up-and-coming singer's career is jeopardized by morphine addiction, her brother takes on the ruthless dope pushers who are intent on keeping her hooked.

Behind the Mask

February 25, 1932

A Secret Service agent (Jack Holt) nabs a scalpel-happy doctor who runs drugs in caskets.

The Crime of Doctor Crespi

September 23, 1935

A crazed scientist invents a serum that induces a catatonic state in whoever it is injected into. He uses the serum to paralyze his enemies, so that he can bury them alive.

Divine

November 21, 1935

A country girl (Simone Berriau) finds work as a chorus girl in Paris, gets embroiled with a bad egg, and then finds true love with a good-looking milkman.

The Pace That Kills

December 1, 1935

Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into “cocaine fiends”.

Marihuana

May 8, 1936

A young girl named Burma attends a beach party with her boyfriend and after she smokes marijuana with a bunch of other girls, she gets pregnant and another girl drowns while skinny dipping in the ocean. Burma and her boyfriend go to work for the pusher in order to make money so they can get married. However, during a drug deal her boyfriend is killed leaving Burma to fend for herself. Burma then becomes a major narcotics pusher in her own right after giving up her baby for adoption.

Tell Your Children

June 15, 1938

High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including sister and brother Mary and Jimmy Lane and Mary's boyfriend, Bill, into frequenting a "reefer" house. Gradually, Bill and Jimmy are drawn into smoking dope, which affects their family lives and leads to a terrible crime.

Devil's Harvest

January 1, 1942

An investigator goes after the people who are corrupting the nation's youth by spreading the weed of Satan--MARIJUANA!!!

The Devil's Sleep

May 18, 1949

Innocent youth trapped in a hopped-up hell.

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