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They Were So Young (1954)
"Mannequins für Rio" (original title)

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A model agency in Rio de Janeiro is actually a front for a white-slavery ring that kidnaps European women and sells them on the South American sex market.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johanna Matz ...
Eve Ullmann
Scott Brady ...
Richard Lanning
Ingrid Stenn ...
Connie Voorhees
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Jaime Coltos
Gisela Fackeldey ...
Mme. Lansowa
Kurt Meisel ...
Pasquale
Katharina Mayberg ...
Felicia
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Lobos
Erica Beer ...
Elise LeFevre
Hanita Hallan ...
Lena
Elizabeth Tanney ...
Emily
Gordon Howard ...
Garza
Eduard Linkers ...
M. Albert
Pero Alexander ...
Manuel
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A model agency in Rio de Janeiro is actually a front for a white-slavery ring that kidnaps European women and sells them on the South American sex market.

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Too innocent! Too willing! and far, far Too Eager!... and so Beautiful!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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7 January 1955 (USA)  »

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(Klangfilm-Magnetcord-Eurocord)

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Ich muss bei Deinen Küssen immer weinen
Music by Michael Jary
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Sung by Caterina Valente
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Truly dreadful
29 January 2008 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This was presented to me as a film noir. It is not. It's an international cast in a flimsily plotted low-budget melodrama.

Raymond Burr is an icon of the second half of the last century because of his work in "Perry Mason." We noir fanatics know him also to have done some excellent work on the other side of the law in movies. If this was the direction his film career was going, "Perry Mason" kept him from ending up in Doris Wishman flicks.

The plot is a hodgepodge about prostitution and white slavery in Brazil. The German actress who gets top billing is attractive. Scott Brady is in it, too. He plays a good guy.

At first I thought this was my imagination. Then I noticed it with more than Ms. Matz and Brady: The actors often seem to be holding back laughter. They have constant half-smiles.

It's not so bad it's good, though. It isn't offensive. It simply offends the upstanding name of film noir.


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