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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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 ...
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Ray Hirsch ...
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Patti Lacey ...
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Eugene Taylor ...
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Aileen Morris ...
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Maxine Taylor ...
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Pearl Tolson ...
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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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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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Mediocre drama about a battling mother and daughter...
19 February 2007 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/19/2007 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Melville Shyer): Mediocre drama about a battling mother and daughter over the affections of a gigolo named "Count." Advertised as an exploitation movie about the horrors of youth but instead it's just a run-of-the-mill romance where it just happens that the mother and daughter are the competitors. The mother is trying to live out her youth all over again by hiring young escorts to take her to wonderful places but one young suitor is more impressed with her daughter. After a spat, the daughter decides to move out and hooks up with an old friend of hers who happens to be trapped in a brothel. The "Count" then comes to the rescue and the rest is cinema history(kind of…)!! This is a very bland drama with professional dancing thrown in to keep us entertained around the silly story. The problem is that the dancing is better than the story, so I guess they should have made the movie around them instead of using them as window-dressing. Of course, that would have been a different movie but possibly a better one.


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