The Cocaine Fiends


Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."

The Pace That Kills is a 1935 American exploitation film directed by William O'Connor (director). The film, starring Lois January, told the story of a woman called Jane Bradford, who gets involved with a drug dealer and becomes addicted to cocaine.
The film is also known as The Cocaine Fiends (alternative title in the USA). Similar to other movies of the genre, the final film was a reissued work with additional scenes, mostly using footage from The Pace That Kills, which was originally released in 1928.



  • Lois January as Jane Bradford aka Lil
  • Noel Madison as Nick - The Pusher
  • Sheila Bromley as Fanny
  • Dean Benton as Eddie Bradford
  • Lois Lindsay as Dorothy Farley
  • Charles Delaney as Dan - the Detective - Dorothy's Boyfriend
  • Eddie Phillips (actor) as Manager of Dead Rat Club
  • Frank Shannon as Mr. Farley
  • Fay Holden as Madame / Henchwoman
  • Maury Peck as Himself - Master of Ceremonies
  • Nona Lee as Herself - Vocalist
  • Gay Sheridan as Dorothy's Friend
  • Frank Collins (singer) as Himself - Singing Waiter


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  • Nona Lee - "All I Want Is You"
  • Frank Collins (singer) - "Chi Chi Mangalay" (Written by Frank Collins)

Re-use of footage

Footage from the film, including the song "All I Want Is You," was re-used in Confessions of a Vice Baron (1943).

Category:1935 films
Category:Exploitation films
Category:American social guidance and drug education films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1930s drama films

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