Cinema: Man, It's Terrible

High School Confidential (M-G-M), based on the story (TIME, Dec. 3, 1951) of a young narcotics agent who broke up a Texas dope ring by posing as a teen-age addict, is written in the sort of hipsterical slanguage that can only be understood by the underprivileged few who really dig that crazy talk. The film is reviewed by TIME's Endsville correspondent.

Man, this one's so far out the trains don't run there any more. It's Endsville and there's no more room. Now blow this on your ax. A real cool cat from East Desperation comes wheeling up to the village...

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