A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

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Complete credited cast:
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Marian Morgan
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Lucy Morgan
Willy Castello ...
Count DeHoven
Betty Atkinson ...
Helen Johnson
Tommy Wonder ...
Harry
Lorelei Readoux ...
Beth
Margaret Fealy ...
Helen's Grandmother
Donald Kerr ...
Taxi Driver
Ray Hirsch ...
Jitter Bug
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Eugene Taylor ...
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Aileen Morris ...
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Maxine Taylor ...
Jitter Bug
Pearl Tolson ...
Jitter Bug
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Monte Collins ...
Stewart - Singing Bridge Player (as Monty Collins)
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A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

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A PAID ROMANCE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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5 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Girls of the Underworld  »

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Count DeHoven: You mean to tell me you let your daughter go and visit Helen without even knowing where she lives?
Lucy Morgan: Well, yes. She said she'd write in a few days.
Count DeHoven: But all we know about Helen is that she ran away to marry a man she had never seen. A man she met through a matrimonial agency advertisement.
Lucy Morgan: Yes, I... I guess that is so.
Count DeHoven: Don't you know that some of those agencies are the worst kind of traps? That many of the customers are criminals, morons, white slavers, or people who are mentally or physically ...
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Castello, not Costello
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is quite mature in its themes, and i recommend it as a better than average "exploitation" film. It stars Willam (Willy) Castello, the suave, often villainous Dutch-born actor, as the Count de Hoven. This is not the same actor as William Costello, born in Rhode Island, USA, who voiced Popeye. It is also of interest to note that some scenes from "Mad Youth" were later excerpted and used alongside other Willy Castello exploitation film clips to make an entirely new feature, "Confessions of a Vice Baron," in which the Castello character narrates his life of crime and multiple name-changes -- as if every character he had played in each of the earlier movies had been one man in disguise. I have never seen another movie that uses this device, and so i have made an effort to watch every film that contributed to "Confessions of a Vice Baron." So far, "Mad Youth" is by far the best of the lot.


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