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Black Market Babies (1945)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  15 December 1945 (USA)
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This George Morris story was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon, a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kane Richmond ...
Eddie Condon
Jayne Hazard ...
Doris Condon
Teala Loring ...
Evelyn Barrett
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Donna Corbett
George Meeker ...
Anthony Marsden
Maris Wrixon ...
Helen Roberts
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Grace Andrews
Addison Richards ...
District Attorney Hamilton
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Paul Carroll
Selmer Jackson ...
Mr. Henry Andrews
Dewey Robinson ...
Barney Kramer
Alan Foster ...
Jake
Parker Gee ...
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Terry Frost ...
Defense attorney
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This George Morris story was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon, a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson, to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their newborns. The babies are then offered for adaptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister of his wife. There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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EXPOSED! The Inhuman Racket Of Babies For Sale!

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15 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Mercado Negro de Crianças  »

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