theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dwain Esper|
|Story by||Hildegarde Stadie|
|Edited by||Carl Himm|
|Distributed by||Roadshow Attractions Inc.|
Burma is a confused girl who likes to party. One day, she meets some strangers in a bar who invite her and her group to a party. She goes to the party with her friends, they all drink alcohol, only the girls at the party smoke marijuana unknowingly, and keep on laughing. The other girls wind up going skinny-dipping while Burma has sex with her boyfriend on the beach (which leads to her pregnancy).
One of the girls drowns at the skinny-dipping party and the rest of the friends have to keep the details of the party a secret. When Burma tells her boyfriend she is pregnant, she pressures him to marry her. He says everything will be fine and turns to the strangers who threw the party for a job in order to support his new upcoming family and responsibilities. The stranger gives him a job unloading smuggled drugs from a secret shipment to the docks. The police find out about this shipment, chase the smugglers, and end up shooting and killing Burma's boyfriend.
After Burma finds out about this news, she runs away from home, is forced to give the child up for adoption, and becomes a drug dealer. Burma moves on to (harder drugs) injecting heroin into herself. In the film's ending, Burma hatches a plan to kidnap and ransom her sister's adopted daughter for $50,000, but she later finds out that the child is, in fact, her own.
Production and release
The film's screenwriter, Hildegarde Stadie, appears as an extra in the beginning of the film.
The original trailer showed a girl being brutally attacked, but this scene does not appear in the final film.
In 1938, Roadshow Attractions packaged Marihuana with the short film How to Undress in Front of Your Husband.
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