Fumerie d'opiumJanuary 1, 1901
A century-old film depicting opium smokers in French Indochina (Vietnam).
Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou Le truc de potardJanuary 1, 1908
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 FiendJanuary 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'opiumJanuary 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.
The Mystery of the Leaping FishJune 11, 1916
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 ManDecember 14, 1919
An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.
The Blue EagleSeptember 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 HarvestMay 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 BackJanuary 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.
StupéfiantsJanuary 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 MaskFebruary 25, 1932
A Secret Service agent (Jack Holt) nabs a scalpel-happy doctor who runs drugs in caskets.
The Crime of Doctor CrespiSeptember 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.
DivineNovember 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 KillsDecember 1, 1935
Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into “cocaine fiends”.
MarihuanaMay 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 ChildrenJune 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 HarvestJanuary 1, 1942
An investigator goes after the people who are corrupting the nation's youth by spreading the weed of Satan--MARIJUANA!!!