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.

Director

Louis J. Gasnier

Cast

Dorothy Short - Mary
Kenneth Craig - Bill
Lillian Miles - Blanche
Dave O'Brien - Ralph
Thelma White - Mae
Carleton Young - Jack
Warren McCollum - Jimmy
Patricia Royale - Agnes
Joseph Forte - Dr. Carroll
Harry Harvey Jr. - Junior
Richard Alexander - Pete Daley (uncredited)
Bob Burns - Juror (uncredited)
Lester Dorr - Joe the Bartender (uncredited)
Phil Dunham - Juror (uncredited)
Edward Earle - FBI Investigator Mr. Wayne (uncredited)
Frank LaRue - Bill's Lawyer (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint - Judge (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren - Mrs. Lane (uncredited)
Walter McGrail - The Boss (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer - Henry Harper (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor - Jury Foreman (uncredited)
William Royle - Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Marin Sais - Mrs. Harper (uncredited)
Forrest Taylor - Blanche's Lawyer (uncredited)
Dan Wolheim - Pete Daley (uncredited)
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