The Pace That Kills
Crazed dope fiends
on a narcotic rampage!
Not bad. I know you're
wondering how a movie called Cocaine Fiends could be anything but cheese,
but consider the fact that it was made in 1936! Actually, this movie was
pretty amazing. The plot was about this pusher who runs into this girl
out in the boondocks and gives her some "headache powder" until she gets
addicted, then convinces her to move to the city with him. Eventually her
brother gets sucked into the Dope craze too, by one of the pusher's other
women. Then her brother's girlfriend kills herself, and she ends up killing
her husband the pusher.
"Hasn't he told you yet?
Those headache powders are dope!" "Dope? You mean I've been taking dope?!"
"Yes, dope!... Cocaine!!!" "GASP!!!"
Calling coke headache
powder is great in itself!
"You know, with all this
money I feel like making whoopee tonight!"
"Ain't she a honey? Did
you see how flustered she was?" "Go on, you tell us, Bing. I can't stand
the suspense." "You guessed it. They all thrill when they see me the first
time!" "I wish you had as much luck in your line of duty."
"I bought you some doughnuts."
"Doughnuts?!... Doughnuts?!?!... I can't eat!... I don't want food!...
I want a shot! I've got to have a shot!!!"
"I can't get a hold of
myself! I gotta have dope! I'm a hop head! I'd sell my soul for just one
"Drop that gat!"
They had a massively unnecessary
scene in a bar that was all singing by the bar's entertainment.
Whenever there was music
it completely drowned out the speech, which was already poor, considering
it was transferred from edison cylinder.
It was kinda hard to tell
people apart, especially the women. they all wore the same clothes, you
had to recognize them by their voices.