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La via della prostituzione (1978)

 -  Drama  -  20 April 1978 (Italy)
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While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in another country she sees the same ... See full summary »

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Laura Gemser ...
Ely Galleani ...
Susan Towers
Gabriele Tinti ...
Francis Harley
Venantino Venantini ...
Giorgio Rivetti
Pierre Marfurt ...
Prince Arausani
Gota Gobert ...
Bryan Rostron ...
Manuela Romano
Nicola D'Eramo ...
Stefan
Anna Toffoli
Tom Felleghy ...
The Senator
Maria Letizia Serafino
Aurelia Saba
Fabio Frezza
Elena Maruffi
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While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in another country she sees the same man and the girl up and walking. Intrigued, she does a bit of investigating and uncovers an organization dealing in the buying and selling of young women. She goes undercover into the organization but finds that getting out again could cost her her career...and her life. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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20 April 1978 (Italy)  »

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Emanuelle and the Girls of Madame Claude  »

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Several scenes of New York City, including the skyline, shots of the Statue of Liberty, Emanuelle being driven around in the yellow car and entering a building were lifted from the film Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977) and re-dubbed. See more »

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Follows Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977) See more »

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It's D'amato-lite Emanuelle, but still quite fun.
25 March 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Whilst in Nairobi to interview reclusive gangster Giorgio Rivetti (Venantino Venantini), feisty photographer and reporter Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) stumbles upon the existence of a powerful prostitution and white slave trade racket operating out of the US.

After banging Rivetti, rolling in the sack with a prince (Pierre Marfurt) and showering with her best friend Susan Towers (the gorgeous Ely Galleani), Emanuelle returns to NY to go undercover as a poor woman willing to sell herself for sex. Infiltrating a high class brothel, she sets about the dangerous task of exposing the unscrupulous organisation.

The last of the Emanuelle films to be helmed by trash king Joe D'amato, White Slave Traders is a surprisingly tame affair in comparison to the director's other entries in the series: Emanuelle in America, Emanuelle and the Last cannibals, and Emanuelle Around the World. Where those films relied on scenes of hardcore sex and extreme gore to shock their audiences, this one sees old Joe content to present the usual smörgåsbord of soft-core sex acts and lightweight sleaze that typify the character's non-D'amato adventures.

Fortunately, the story is actually half-decent for a change (well, by Emanuelle standards) and there is just enough gratuitous nudity and outrageous silliness still make it worth a watch: during the course of the film, Gemser rubs one out whilst watching Susan shag a mechanic, partakes in a drug-fuelled menage-a-trois, runs naked through the African bush, satisfies an ageing senator, humps kung-fu transvestite Stefan (Nicola D'Eramo), and is rogered by a gang of thugs in a bowling alley. You'd think that by the end of the film she would be exhausted, but in a fittingly trashy finale, the game girl offers herself to a group of fishermen in exchange for a lift back to the city on their boat.

I think they call that 'working your passage'.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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