- Title: CF129
Several teenagers in park or college campus. Run to get into car.
Teenagers sitting in car outside diner, getting ice creams. Man in shop putting stock on shelf. V/O "Youth is a time for getting a job, for finding one's place in the world. But sometimes in these troubled days, the thoughtlessness of youth has become a living nightmare".
Boy steals camera from shop.
Black girl begging outside shop. Another woman in furs gives her some money.
Man hits little boy over the head as he comes around corner and steals his violin case.
Despondent looking man sat, smoking in chair. On table next to him are a needle, spoon & pills. C/U on pills
Picture of poppy, diagrams explaining how opium & heroin come from poppies. Diagrams of injections, heart pumping, huge needle in arm. V/O explaining physical dependency.
Picture of marijuana plant. V/O explains how effect is different from heroin.
Cocaine - picture of Coca plant. "It's action is different from the depressives". Diagram of heart and brain. "It acts as an irritant on the brain". Animated images of a body writhing around.
Sign on door "Narcotics Bureau".
Dectives interview shifty looking man at deck with typewriter on
View of 50s slum houses with washing lines, a rotten picket fence and oil barrels
Row of townhouses; pan up side of town house from ground floor window, LS man inside smoking and reading newspaper
Elderly man looks through large hardback book on desk: academic, professor. Opens drawer in desk and takes out drug paraphenalia
Man rings bell of fancy apartment (drug dealer). Young wealthy man in bow tie answers and they exchange money for drugs.
Two young men count dollar bills, looking shifty, then rush into darkened doorway to buy drugs from dodgy looking man with sunglasses (drug dealer)
Young man in shop looking shifty. Stealing things and putting them in his coat. Shopkeeper sees him and chases him down the street. Policeman catches him and searches him - takes spoon out of his pocket, pats down trouser leg and shakes drugs out.
Young man in court with mother. Lawyer puts forth evidence to judge.
Judge says "Let's see your arms" His arms covered in marks, track marks, injection marks
Group of teenage boys sat around barrel, smoking reefers. "Gee, I feel awful funny".
Three boys drunkenly carrying crate of soda bottles. They smash the bottles and drink from them broken open, blood coming from their faces.
10:08:03 Two boys sit down at diner table. One is trying to persuade the other to take heroin. "Will it make me sick, like the reefers did?"
Shot of pills being counted on table and money being exchanged - drug deal.
Boy standing with dealer demands cut; "It's costing me more than ever now that I'm on speedballs!" They try to persuade other guy to mainline/ inject heroin. Dealer put lamp back on stand where he hides the drugs.
Man wearing apron injects himself in work bathroom.
Boy stealing from his employer - gets caught by old man boss.
Sat outside shop afterwards, throwing a ball in the air. Two girls walk past and he says hello, but they ignore him. "Out of a false sense of loyalty they don't report him to the authorities".
Shot of Marty's mother making bed, feeling the pillows "She knew something was wrong".
Marty and his mother in the kitchen. He's being rude to her. "I'm worried about you". She threatens to take him to the doctors. While she has her back to him, he steals money from her purse.
Marty staggering around, looking very ill. Goes back to dealer who persuades him to find more people to deal to.
Goes back to dealer who persuades him to find more people to deal to.
Heroin being smuggled in in crates of iced fish
Heroin mixed with milk sugar being sold between criminals counting out money.
Dealer cutting heroin, putting it into capsules.
Boys standing on corner selling drugs to younger boys, juvenile delinquents
Boy cleaning windows of ice cream store
Boy stealing from pharmacy. Goes back to court. Mother protesting in court.
Judge sentencing young man to one year in jail or hospital withdrawal program. Shot of Marty being taken away, his mother crying in court.
C/U on leaflet " FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE ADDICTED TO NARCOTIC DRUGS ". Marty sat at desk, talking to older man. Out in the field, cutting down crops, playing draughts and baseball. Walking along street, he is ignored by a girl he says hello to. He meets a man who encourages him back on the drugs "You're just a junkie to everyone around here". Going into out-patient clinic.
Tabletop with marijuana and heroin on it. V/O discussion about how drugs barons could be stopped, combined with shots of drugs being cut.
Kids coming out of school. Lad trying to persuade another to take reefers. Other kid runs towards passing police car and reports him. Teenagers in park, laughing and joking. V/O about how kids can prevent addiction.
- Keywords:DRUG USE, THIEVES, JUVENILE DELINQUENT, 1950s, TEENAGERS, DOPE, DROP OUTS, USERS, NEEDLES, ILLEGAL DRUGS, USA, AMERICAN TEENS
- Master Title:DRUG ADDICTION