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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 ...
Jim Barnes
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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Edited into Le déchaînement pervers de Manuela (1983) See more »

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Run, Cheetah, Run
Music and Lyrics by Nico Fidenco
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Juuust Right!
20 October 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Although it is still somewhat obscure, this is one of my favorite of the "Black Emanuelle" series. Some films like "Emanuelle in America" and "Emanuelle Around the World" are a little too sleazy, while others like the original "Black Emanuelle" are not quite sleazy enough, but this film is juuust right.

While hanging around Africa for some reason, intrepid reporter/photographer "Emanuelle" (Laura Gemser) stumbles across a white slavery operation (OK, so it doesn't exactly make sense to have a WHITE slavery operation in Africa where hardly anyone is white, but oh well). After hiding and taking lots of photos of naked, barely legal girls being paraded back and forth in front of potential "buyers", "Emanuelle" has a run-in with the vicious male transvestite who's running the operation. His rather confused sexual orientation doesn't stop him from raping her, but later they team up. There's some pretty graphic violence and another unpleasant gang-rape scene, but it's hard to take any of this too seriously when "Emanuelle" herself obviously doesn't (She eventually makes her way back across the Atlantic on a filthy trawler by agreeing to gang-bang the entire crusty, old crew).

Most of the serious sleaze is relegated to the second half of the movie, but the first half is much more sexy. "Emanuelle" teams up with a friend, played by very pretty Italian actress Ely Galeani (who was also in "Emanuelle in Bangkok") to get a scoop on a con artist hiding in the dark continent. Of course, they get the story, first by "doing" him and his friend and then by both "doing" him in a three-way scene while they all smoke strange drugs out of a hookah (god, I love the socially irresponsible 70's!). Galeani's character also has an interesting way of "paying" her African auto mechanic in an interracial sex scene that takes place in a lube pit while "Emanuelle" watches and pleasures herself (this scene was kind of borrowed from the first "Black Emanuelle", but director Joe D'Amato manages to improve on it). I also actually kind of liked the cheesy Euro-disco title song "Run, Cheetah, Run", which they play during all the hottest sex scenes with Galeani and Gemser, and which will have many viewers drooling like Pavlov's dogs whenever they hear it by the time the movie ends. Recommended.


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