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Safe in Hell (1931)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 12 December 1931 (USA)
After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.

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Carl Bergen - aka Carl Erickson
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Piet Van Saal
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Egan
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Crunch (as Ivan Simpson)
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Gen. Emmanuel Jesus Maria Gomez
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Mr. Bruno - the Hangman
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Leonie - the Hotel Manager
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Lawyer Jones
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Newcastle - the Porter
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Larson (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
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Bobo - a Caribbean Policeman
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Angie
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Sought by the New Orleans police for accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a woman flees New Orleans for a Caribbean island. Surrounded by lecherous criminals, she awaits the return of her fiancé and seems to be holding her own until the treachery of the local police chief leaves her but one choice to gain her freedom. Written by indexcard

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Crime | Drama

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12 December 1931 (USA)  »

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The Lost Lady  »

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1.37 : 1
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In New York, newspaper advertising featured a warning that "Safe in Hell" was "NOT Recommended for Children". See more »

Quotes

Gen. Emmanuel Jesus Maria Gomez: May I introduce myself? I am General Emmanuel Jesus Maria Gomez. I have had the honor of instigating three successful revolutions, and annihilating three *stupid* presidents.
Gilda Carlson - aka Gilda Erickson: [gives him an unimpressed look] Ain't you lucky?
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Soundtracks

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(1931) (uncredited)
Written by Leon René, Otis René and Clarence Muse
Played when Carl and Gilda arrive at the hotel
Sung by Nina Mae McKinney
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Dorothy MacKaill Was a Knockout in the 30's!
29 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great 1930's film and enjoyed the down to earth language and a true to life story with a very realistic ending! Dorothy MacKaill(Gilda Carlson),"Bulldog Drummond at Bay",'37, played a great role and was very sexy and teased all her gentlemen admires in her hotel on a island with horny old men! Gilda was down and out and had many lovers, but fell in love with Donald Cook(Carl Bergen),"Bowery to Broadway",'44, who was a naval officer who was always leaving her alone and at the mercy of lusting men. Gilda and Carl decided to take their marriage vows in a church by themselves because there was no minister to marry them. Gilda remained faithful to Carl, however, you will have to view this film in order to find out what happened to these Two Lover Birds!


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