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The Cocaine Fiends / The Pace That Kills (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol. 16)

Directed by William A. O'Connor, Norton S. Parker

Release: 1935
Runtime: 63 | 64
Country: U.S.
Language: English

A cocaine-snorting gangster (Noel Madison) lures a small-town waitress (Thelma Daniels) to the big city, where a series of tragedies unfold. When her brother (Dean Benton) attempts to locate her, he falls into his own whirlpool of drugs and moral degradation. The 1928 silent version (The Pace That Kills) was so successful that producer Willis Kent remade it seven years later, and released it under a variety of titles, including The Cocaine Fiends, as it is best known today. Both films are presented here in 4K restorations, from archival 35mm elements preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Library of Congress, and are presented in cooperation with Something Weird and the Sonney Amusement Enterprises Film Collection.

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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Color: B&W

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