The Craziest Scenes From the Original 'Reefer Madness'

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The cult classic Reefer Madness is part anti-drug propaganda and part salacious exploitation flick. Released in 1936, the movie used the educational angle to justify scenes of "drug-crazed abandon" (though these sequences seem quaint by today's standards). It owes its duality to the fact that it was funded by a church group before a producer bought and redistributed it (with more shocking material) as an exploitation film. The full feature-length movie is available at the Internet Archive, but here we've taken the funniest and most melodramatic scenes out of context for your viewing pleasure. 

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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