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Prelinger Archives: Narcotics, Pit of Despair (Part I) (1967) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This Prelinger Archives film is a dark vision of drug use and its effect on American youth in the 1960s. Using dramatizations, it tells the story of a teenage boy (played by Kevin Tighe, later a co-star on the TV series Emergency) who begins using narcotics "just for kicks" and becomes addicted, to the point of dropping out of school and being arrested and jailed. This first part depicts the hapless teen's moral downfall as peer pressure, sexual deprivation, and alcohol draw him into heavy marijuana use.
Release Date
1967
Run Time
16 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Narcotics, Pit of Despair. (Part I) (1967)
Contents
Narcotics: Pit of Despair (Part I) (1967) (16:00)
Credits
Produced by Mel Marshall.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1967.
Publisher no.
41814 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (16 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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