GenreDrama Running time1h 36m CountryUnited States
Release date24 Jan 1968 Based onstory by Maury Dexter WriterMaury Dexter (story), Richard Gautier, Peter Marshall ProductionAmerican International Pictures CastFabian (Phil Blake), Diane McBain (Elli Holden), Kevin Coughlin (Jordan Bates), Michael Margotta (Jerry Blackburn), Patty McCormack (Susan Hoffman), Russ Bender (Harry Braxton) Similar moviesFabian appears in Maryjane and Thunder Alley
Tagline... the shocking FACTS behind the marijuana controversy!
Maryjane 1968 trailer
Maryjane is a 1968 feature film starring Fabian as a high school art teacher who is framed for drug possession.
A car driven by a driver intoxicated by marijuana plunges off a cliff, killing the driver and injuring a female passenger.
It turns out marijuana use is rife at a small town high school, led by the clique of Jordan Bates. Art school Phil Blake tries to persuade student Jerry Blackburn not to smoke. Jerry borrows Phil's car and Jordan leaves some marijuana in it. Phil gets arrested for possession of marijuana.
Fabian as Phil Blake
Diane McBain as Ellie Holden
Michael Margotta as Jerry Blackburn
Kevin Coughlin as Jordan Bates
Patty McCormack as Susan Hoffman
According to Maury Dexter "there was nothing salacious or offensive about" the film "but it did have some provocative scenes that showed the results of overindulging and the risks taken when someone needs 'a fix.'"
The movie was shot entirely in the Hollywood area. The Dohney Mansion in Beverly Hills was used for some scenes. "The stark beauty of the estate set against the ramblings of a young 'user' was, I thought, quite effective," wrote Dexter later.
Dexter says "the film did very well at the box office, although, it was far from a big hit."