Death in Small Doses

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"...the picture that crosses the forbidden territory...of THRILL PILLS!"
  • NR
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 6.0  (308)

Death in Small Doses is a 1957 drama film directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Peter Graves, Mala Powers, and Chuck Connors. The movie is based on the true story of a courageous woman who fought against a fraudulent and dangerous weight loss drug racket. The film revolves around the story of a young and vibrant woman, Nancy Eaton (Mala Powers), who is trying to lose weight. She comes across an advertisement for a new weight loss miracle drug called "Enzyme-36". She decides to try it and purchases it from a local pharmacy. After taking the pills, she starts to experience severe side effects, but decides to ignore them, thinking that it is just part of the weight loss process.

Meanwhile, her husband, Ray Eaton (Peter Graves), becomes increasingly worried about the impact of the drug on his wife. He tries to alert the authorities and the media, but is met with skepticism and resistance from the makers of the drug and the media. None of them are ready to listen to his story, as the drug has already become a blockbuster hit.

However, Ray is persistent and manages to connect with a reporter named Tony Gentry (Chuck Connors), who is willing to take up the case. Together, they uncover a fraudulent and dangerous weight loss drug racket that involves a pharmaceutical company, a doctor who is willing to do anything for money, and a group of corrupt businessmen who are willing to put people's lives at risk for the sake of making money.

As the story unfolds, Nancy becomes a pivotal character in the movie. She decides to take a stand against the company, despite the risk to her own life. Her courage inspires others to come forward and speak out against the drug. With the support of her husband and the reporter, she takes her story to the media, and they finally start to investigate the issue seriously.

The movie packs in a powerful message about the importance of standing up against corruption and injustice. It also highlights the critical role that the media can play in uncovering the truth and bringing justice to the victims.

The performances by the actors are impressive, especially by Mala Powers, who portrays a range of emotions with conviction. Peter Graves delivers an excellent performance as a concerned husband who is trying to save his wife from the dangerous drug. Chuck Connors, as the reporter, brings a sense of urgency and determination to his role.

The film also features some impressive cinematography, especially during the tense moments when Nancy's life is in danger. The pacing is excellent, and the story is told in a way that keeps the audience engaged throughout.

In conclusion, Death in Small Doses is an excellent film that not only entertains, but also educates the audience about the dangers of fraudulent drugs and the importance of speaking out against corruption. It serves as a reminder that one person's courage and determination can make a significant difference in the world.

Death in Small Doses is a 1957 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (308)