Assassin Of Youth. Back in the 30’s and 40’s the American movie censors had a big crackdown. Sex, nudity, swearing, and movies with ‘inappropriate’ plots were a NO NO. However, film makers were not deterred. They made ‘educational’ films to sneak around the censors. Highlighting the ‘social ills’ of the day, film makers could get away with naked flesh, violence, and sordid storylines involving drugs and sex. All in the name of saving the youth of America. The movies for the most part were terrible. These films were made with low budgets, but with storylines that would pull in the cinema goers in droves, they were guaranteed to make good money for the studios. Marihuana: Assassin Of Youth, (1937) is a fine example of the genre. The Plot is simple, A school girl gets involved with a gang of teenage weed smokers and begins the slippery slope down the road to ruin. It’s easy to have a good laugh watching this kind of nonsense today, but the one good thing we have from all that hysteria and bad acting is the amazing colourful artwork used on the movie posters.