Death in Small Doses is a 1957 crime drama film directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Peter Graves and Mala Powers.[1]A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

Death in Small Doses
Death in Small Doses (film).jpg
Directed byJoseph M. Newman
Produced byRichard V. Heermance
(as Richard Heermance)
Screenplay byJohn McGreevey
Based onSaturday Evening Post article
by Arthur L. Davis
StarringPeter Graves
Mala Powers
Music byRobert Wiley Miller
Emil Newman
CinematographyCarl E. Guthrie
(as Carl Guthrie)
Edited byWilliam Austin
Allied Artists Pictures
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1957 (1957-09-15)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


A federal investigator (Peter Graves) poses as a truck driver to check pep-pill usage by long-haul truckers.



  1. ^ DEATH IN SMALL DOSES. (1958, Monthly Film Bulletin, 25, 102. Retrieved from

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