"She Shoulda Said 'No'!"
(also known as Wild Weed
; Marijuana, the Devil's Weed
; The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket
; and The Devil's Weed
) is a 1949 exploitation film
that follows in the spirit of morality tales
such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness
. Directed by Sam Newfield
(using the pseudonym "Sherman Scott") and starring Lila Leeds
, it was originally produced to capitalize on the arrest of Leeds and Robert Mitchum
on a charge of marijuana
conspiracy. The film was issued under many titles; it struggled to find a distributor until film presenter Kroger Babb
picked up the rights, reissuing it as The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket.
Its relative success came only after the promotional posters were redone and a story fabricated that the film was being presented in conjunction with the United States Treasury
. "She Shoulda Said 'No'!"
was not well-received critically upon its initial release, but the film achieved some attention due to its B movie status over the years, being featured in a number of film compilations while continuing to focus on the salacious material as a selling point.