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A.k.a. "Marijuana - The Devil's Weed." "How bad can a good girl get?" "Stay up or stay dumb." One of those anti-drug movies, from 1949. A young woman's life is wrecked through the use of 'the reefer.' The actress playing the main character is Lila Leeds, who had been the subject of scandal after she and Robert Mitchum were arrested for smoking marijuana. Due to the scandal it would be the last film Leeds would appear in, and she left acting, while Mitchum would go on to receive multiple Academy Award nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I'll let you guess as to why Mitchum's career took off and Leeds' died, and here's a hint: it rhymes with "exism." Riff first shown September 19, 2023.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
MST Club is out weekly thing we do where we watch riffing, related movies and other things. I happens every Thursday at 7 PM US Eastern time, with the main event happening at 9 PM, at https://cytu.be/r/metafilter_mst3kclub.
posted by JHarris at 4:06 PM on May 2 [1 favorite]

That's Reverend Lila Leeds to you!
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:01 PM on May 2 [3 favorites]

I didn't know about MST Club until just now and I want to thank you so much already for making my horrible day better, JHarris. The cats at the Oreo factory were stellar.
posted by queensissy at 5:38 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

Well queensissy you're in for a treat, because tomosteen has a whole Youtube channel of wonderful videos like that one. I found out about them through clavdivs's recent FPP!
posted by JHarris at 9:23 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

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