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Slaves in Bondage (1937)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 July 1937 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Phillip Miller
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 ...
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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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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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Okay exploitation film who's time has come and gone is still amusing in the right frame of mind
21 July 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

1930's exploitation film about the evils of a prostitution ring. The plot concerns how the failed attempt at kidnapping a girl off the street for a prostitution ring ends up leading to the rings down fall. Made on the cheap with a little bit of talent this would be a complete over done pot boiler were it not for some okay performances, some touches that only an exploitation film of this film dared do (women in their frillies and some smart ass dialog) not to mention the passage of time that has twisted some moments into unintentional howlers. Don't get me wrong this movie is trash but its a sincere trash that is mildly entertaining. Not one to look for but if you catch it you might want to watch it for the giggle factor of a once "sincere" warning,


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