"She Shoulda Said 'No'!" is a 1949 exploitation film in the spirit of
morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana.
Directed by Sam Newfield (listed as Sherman Scott) and starring Lila
Leeds, it was inspired by the 1948 arrest of movie stars Robert Mitchum
and Leeds for marijuana possession. The actors, along with two others,
were arrested after smoking marijuana at Leeds' home and were charged
with the felony of narcotics possession. Public empathy for Mitchum
resulted in his charge being downgraded, and his sentence of sixty days
in jail was set aside in 1951. Leeds served sixty days in prison, and
after her release found no work in Hollywood until she was cast in this
film. The film was issued under many titles and struggled to find a
distributor until film presenter Kroger Babb reissued it as The Story of
Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket. It failed to achieve
success under that title, and Babb eventually changed it to "She Shoulda
Said 'No'!" (Full article...).
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Shoulda_Said_No!>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Anne Boleyn, already pregnant with future queen Elizabeth,
secretly married Henry VIII of England, the second of his six
Sengoku period: The forces of Takeda Shingen defeated those of
Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Mikatagahara in Mikatagahara, north of
Hamamatsu, Mikawa Province.
English colonists from the Province of Carolina and their
native allies began a series of raids against a largely pacific
population of Apalachee in Spanish Florida.
Idi Amin seized power in a military coup d'état from President
Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule in Uganda.
The Five Cross Flag was restored to official use as the
national flag of Georgia after a hiatus of some 500 years.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
An event held on the evening of 25th January in celebration of the
Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (born on that day in 1759),
usually involving Scottish foods and recitals of his poetry.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any
man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of
spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare
moments; it is a whole-time job.
--W. Somerset Maugham
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