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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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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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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
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Fashion Show a Blind
12 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The international white slave traffic is the subject of this Lippert Production, They Were So Young. Well at least the women dealt with in this film are legal in any country. I'm betting that title was a hook to draw in the customers who were expecting a bunch of Lolitas.

Set in Rio De Janeiro, but shot in Hollywood, They Were So Young has a bunch of women from around the world coming there answering an advertisement thinking they'll be models. In fact the blind in front of the brothel is a fashion show. But it ain't dresses these men out front are buying.

Scott Brady who works for rich Brazilian mine owner Raymond Burr is brought in after months in the Amazon up country for a little relaxation. But new 'model' Johanna Matz doesn't have the rules down straight and she slaps his face. Then when the facts of life are explained to her, she balks and starts making trouble.

But when trouble visits her, who you going to call? Why that nice American you left feeling a little deprived that night. And it actually works because beneath the heart of a miner in need is a hero.

But who does Brady take her to, why his boss Burr whom he does not know is heavily involved in the prostitution trade.

If you think this plot description is silly, well the film is just as silly even more so. Raymond Burr who always is good in some really horrible junk can't even make this one minutely believable. And this company did not even get a trip to Rio for their work.

Pass this silly stuff by folks.


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