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Slaves in Bondage (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 25 July 1937 (USA)
Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim ... See full summary »

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Donald Reed ...
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Wheeler Oakman ...
Jim Murray
Florence Dudley ...
Belle Harris
John Merton ...
Nick Costello
Richard Cramer ...
Dutch Hendricks
William Royle ...
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Edward Peil Sr. ...
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Louise Small ...
Mary Lou Smith
Matty Roubert ...
Good-Looking Freddie
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Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim Murray and beautician Belle Harris are using her beauty shop to recruit floozies for their road house circuit. Dona Lee, who works at the beauty salon, is falling in love with young reporter wanna-be Phillip, but Murray gets jealous and makes life rough for him. Meanwhile Dona begins to figure out the racket, but becomes threatened by Murray's unwanted advances. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Society Beauties by Day! Party Girls by Night! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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25 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 20 January 1939: Investigation of Slaves in Bondage (1937), showing at the Rialoto Theatre here has been ordered by City Manager W. A. Quinn after many complaints were launched against the film advertised as exposing the "private life of a party girl". Investigation is ordered to include the picture itself and the street advertising. See more »

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Edited into Teen Age (1943) See more »

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Roadhouse Blues
19 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even the Grindhouse, I guess, can be a grind. I have to agree with the house here, this is a roadshow movie about brothels that manages to be a little dull. The great thing about this out of bounds genre of film is that in the case of, say, a "Maniac" it delivers something totally odd and out of left field. Here, with the production values at least up around the quality of the better poverty row, we get tame and very conventional fare, still a long way from conventionally good. For hard core students of this kind of thing only. IMDb want me to say more about it, but that pretty much tell the tale. Don't waste your time. It's bad.


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