Narcotic

1933

Biography / Drama / Horror

5
IMDb Rating 4.0/10 10 424 424

Director

Top cast

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563.76 MB
944*720
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 1 min
Seeds 8
1.02 GB
1416*1080
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 1 min
Seeds 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AlsExGal 4 / 10

A complete mess of a movie

Harry Cording, best known for playing heavies, has the lead as a doctor who opens a free clinic, then discovers he is running out of money. His Chinese friend, named Gee Wu, thinks that Cording needs some relaxation, so he takes him to the local drug den where they smoke dope. Cording then invents something called "Tiger Fat," which is supposed to cure everything. Too bad it doesn't work on bad acting, directing, writing, editing, and photography.

Cording hawks his "cure" in a few scenes, interspersed with some other scenes of his distraught wife, played by Joan Dix. If you're like me, you've never heard of Dix, probably because she can't act. There is a dope party where everyone gets loaded, some by snorting, others by smoking, and/or injecting. Several people take a "bang," and one guy tells a dame not to get the "ding." None of this nomenclature made any sense to me.

Characters simply appear out of nowhere, and we have no idea who they are. Several scenes are obviously taken from silent films because they are sped up. One snake eats another snake. Gee Wu takes Cording's wife to some guy who looks like Mark Twain, in an attempt to help Cording - which makes no sense, since Wu got Cording in this mess in the first place. And on it goes.

The actor playing Gee Wu (J. Stuart Blackton Jr.) looks like Spock from the original Star Trek TV series.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

An incredible record

NARCOTIC is a hilarious fly-on-the-wall style docu-drama about the dangers of drug addiction and their insipid influence on the users. It was made by a pre-code Hollywood and is thus a lot stronger than anything else that followed in the next two decades. The film is a hodge podge of simple character work, heavy handed moralising, and astonishing scenes of a plotting and crafty Chinese villain (played by an American actor in yellow face makeup, of course) straight out of a Fu Manchu novel. There's also a great vehicle stunt randomly thrown in along the way. It's rather choppy and senseless, but works as an incredible record of its era.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 2 / 10

A film so bad that it doesn't deserve a bomb.

Bombs explode. This one just fizzles out. Unlike the following year's disaster "Maniac" (by the same creator), this doesn't even warrant its reputation as an exploitation film. It is simply just boring, uninvolved and preachy. The first five minutes seem to be nothing but title after title of written narration, and if I was in the theater watching it, I'd probably either walk out or go get snacks, a more interesting adventure than what happens in the film short running time. I really could care less about the plight of doctor Harry Cording who dissolves into drug addiction, leading to ultra despair after a series of ridiculous events, and a predictable and unremarkable conclusion.

The only attempt at some sort of shock is to show cordings visions of snakes and iguanas as he seems to dissolve into a world of narcotic addiction. The party scene is ridiculously stupid with vapid females showing off their lingeries and getting into seductive poses, one even getting into a bed. there is no real theme or point of view, because the film is so badly structured and edited that to try to figure out what was going on in the directors and writers minds simply becomes a complete waste of time. I don't rank this as tacky. I just ranked it as an instantly forgettable bore.

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