She Shoulda Said No (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

She Shoulda Said No (1949)





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In this seedy anti-marijuana tract, Lila Leeds plays an impressionable chorus girl who is hooked onto marijuana by her collegiate brother. Going from bad to worse, the girl becomes a dope pusher to support her reefer habit. Ultimately, she goes "cold turkey" and becomes a narc for the feds.


Lila Leeds
as The Girl
Lyle Talbot
as Capt. Hayes
David Holt
as Bob Lester
Don C. Harvey
as Lt. Tyne
Jack Elam
as Raymond
Dick Cogan
as Edmunds
Rudy Friml
as Piano Soloist
Knox Manning
as Narrator
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This is one of four marijuana themed films on Mill Creek Entertainment's 20 Cult Classics pack, but I think it is the best of the four. While the portrayal of marijuana is still over the top like the other three, the film itself is surprisingly well made and not only is the best of the drug-themed films in the pack, but it is also one of the better films in the pack, period. As a drama about how drug addiction can ruin lives, it is a fascinating and compelling film that is well-acted, solidly written, and it delivers its messages effectively. This was quite a surprise to say the least. It's a very underrated and under-appreciated film that I think deserves more attention.

Keenan Sullivan
Keenan Sullivan

Cool movie. Bad girl Lila Leeds gets into trouble smoking marijuana. Well acted by most of the cast, decent production. Leeds does a very good job. Ordinary score, well edited though.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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