IMDb > La via della prostituzione (1978)

La via della prostituzione (1978) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
4.0/10   362 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Joe D'Amato (screenplay)
Joe D'Amato (story)
View company contact information for La via della prostituzione on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 April 1978 (Italy) See more »
While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
It's D'amato-lite Emanuelle, but still quite fun. See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Ely Galleani ... Susan Towers
Gabriele Tinti ... Francis Harley
Venantino Venantini ... Giorgio Rivetti
Pierre Marfurt ... Prince Arausani
Gota Gobert ... Madame Claude
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
Maria Grado
Rocco Lerro
Alessandro Valente
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Bertocci ... Uomo all'asta (uncredited)
Simone Brahmann ... (uncredited)
James Sampson ... Car Mechanic (uncredited)
Martin Sorrentino ... Madame Claude's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe D'Amato 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe D'Amato  screenplay (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Joe D'Amato  story (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Romano Scandariato  screenplay

Original Music by
Nico Fidenco 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Art Direction by
Carlo Ferri 
Costume Design by
Silvana Scandariato 
Makeup Department
Armenio Marroni .... hair stylist
Marcello Meniconi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fabrizio De Angelis .... production director
Paolo Gargano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donatella Donati .... first assistant director
Romano Scandariato .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Roberto Petrozzi .... sound engineer
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Celli .... chief electrician (as Vincenzo Celli)
Luigi Conversi .... assistant camera
Marcello Laurent .... still photographer (as Marcello Laurenti)
Franco Micheli .... key grip
Enrico Sasso .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clary Mirolo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Alessandra Olsoufieff .... second assistant editor
Aurelio Pennacchia .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Giacomo Dell'Orso .... conductor
Other crew
Dario Armellini .... production secretary
Claudio Bernabei .... continuity
Ilo Saccà .... production accountant

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Canada:88 min | Germany:87 min | France:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | Norway:18 (2011) (DVD) | UK:X | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
References The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)See more »
Run, Cheetah, RunSee more »


What are the differences between the Dutch VHS Version and the Uncensored Version?
See more »
1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It's D'amato-lite Emanuelle, but still quite fun., 25 March 2010
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for La via della prostituzione (1978)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Bacchanales sexuelles Emmanuelle Exposed Amazon Jail Bust Out A Scream in the Streets
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.