The Narcotics Story began life as a training film for the LA police department. In sledgehammer fashion, producer-director Robert W. Larsen exposes the evils of marijuana, heroin and cocaine by illustrating the results of these drugs on "normal" people. The screaming, thrashing addicts depicted herein were actually played by police personnel, none of whom were exactly Academy Award prospects. There are also several scenes showing the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs. Narcotics Story tends to elicit loud laughter when seen today, much like Reefer Madness and the "Blue Boy" episode from Dragnet. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Released as an educational film no doubt to get around the Hays Code, this is really a sleazy exploitation film. It has some of the worst acting you'll ever see. Here's the plot from IMDb: A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered a scandalous choice.
Stars: Dorothy Duke, William Thomason, and Timothy Farrell
Director: W. Merle Connell
Producer: George Weiss
Production Company: Screen Classics (II)
Audio/Visual: Mono, Black & White
Presented by: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service and Bureau State Services. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Muscogee Health Department