Devil's Sleep, the

Devil's Sleep, the

DVD Features:

    Rated: Not Rated
    Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
    Video: Black & White
    Released: April 26, 2005
    Originally Released: 1951
    Label: Alpha Video
    Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
    Packaging: Keep Case
    Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by         W. Merle Connell
Featured:         George Eiferman
Starring         Timothy Farrell

Description:

Newspaper headlines denounce a rash epidemic of barbiturate overdoses. Even more shocking is that the abusers are juveniles out for cheap kicks.

Responding to the rising public outrage, a prominent female judge sends young detective Sergeant Dave Kerrigan to uncover the source of the dangerous contraband. His dogged search leads to a crooked weight-loss "gym" where overweight women, desperate to shed pounds in a hurry, are supplied with addictive diet pills by the corrupt proprietors. The case gets more complicated when the gym owners conspire to have the judge's underage daughter photographed naked at a pool-side pill party. Facing blackmail, the girl's mother must choose between resigning from the bench to protect her daughter from public humiliation or turning up the heat on the drug pushers.

Starring Charlie Chaplin's ex-wife Lita Grey and featuring lingering locker room dialogues, wild parties and carnal excess, The Devil's Sleep is a reactionary exploitation film filled with perverse thrills and pious outrage.

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