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Tell Your Children (1938)

imdb rating3.8Rotten Tomatoes rating39%Metacritic rating70%
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.


portraitLouis J. Gasnier


portraitDorothy Short - Mary
portraitKenneth Craig - Bill
portraitLillian Miles - Blanche
portraitDave O'Brien - Ralph
portraitThelma White - Mae
portraitCarleton Young - Jack
portraitWarren McCollum - Jimmy
portraitPatricia Royale - Agnes
portraitJoseph Forte - Dr. Carroll
portraitHarry Harvey Jr. - Junior
portraitRichard Alexander - Pete Daley (uncredited)
portraitBob Burns - Juror (uncredited)
portraitLester Dorr - Joe the Bartender (uncredited)
portraitPhil Dunham - Juror (uncredited)
portraitEdward Earle - FBI Investigator Mr. Wayne (uncredited)
portraitFrank LaRue - Bill's Lawyer (uncredited)
portraitEdward LeSaint - Judge (uncredited)
portraitMary MacLaren - Mrs. Lane (uncredited)
portraitWalter McGrail - The Boss (uncredited)
portraitEdmund Mortimer - Henry Harper (uncredited)
portraitFrank O'Connor - Jury Foreman (uncredited)
portraitWilliam Royle - Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
portraitMarin Sais - Mrs. Harper (uncredited)
portraitForrest Taylor - Blanche's Lawyer (uncredited)
portraitDan Wolheim - Pete Daley (uncredited)
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