THE DEVIL'S SLEEP / Screen Art Pictures Corp. - 1949
It's Friday JD Day with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Timothy Farrell plays drug dealer Umberto Scalli, he would go on to play the character two more times in RACKET GIRLS (1951) and DANCE HALL RACKET (1953), all produced by George Weiss, who also produced GLEN OR GLENDA.
Love that tagline... Today's Moral MENACE !.. Daring expose of the devil drug traffic in 'Bennies', 'Goofies' and 'Phenos' as it really exists!
George Eiferman is brought in after his Mr. America title win in '48 to give some real class to the production. Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from the pool party with it's swinging music in the background, sooooo, push the big red 'GO' button located directly behind the tiki god, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering from... THE DEVIL'S SLEEP!
It's a simple story - The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket. Lita Grey plays Judge Rosalind Ballantine, she's starting a campaign against 'Goofies!'
Scalli and his pal eyeball the hot babes exercising at his health club. Dudes, the one looks like an old fat guy!
The pool party is totally keen, listen for it in the soundclip! Bob spills the beans to Scalli's pusher pal at poolside.
We get to hang around in the girls locker room quite a bit...
George Eiferman shows up to help out at the club, he puts this wise guy in his place with a simple handshake!
George lets wise ass get the 'lighter' suitcase of weights to carry!
Actually, there is one hot chick in this flick, the one getting into the see-thru sauna!
At the evening pool party, the girls are getting hopped up on some Goofies and are acting all goofy!
Scalli has his stooge take pictures of stoned nekkid women during the party, to use for blackmail purposes!
Hey, not too bad for a hack!
George finds evidence that Scalli's dealing drugs on the side, using the health club as a front...
It's touch and go before the cops arrive and break up all the fun. Scalli goes to jail!