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The Flesh Merchant (1956)

A girl visiting her sister in Hollywood hopes for a modeling career, but is tricked by pimps into working at a brothel.

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Joy Reynolds ...
Nancy Sheriden / Walker
Geri Moffatt
Marko Perri ...
Vito Perini
Guy Manford ...
Sogel
Lisa Rack ...
Paula Sheridan
Ted Soares
Sam Rosen
Edward Schaaf
Fred Humphrey
Lyle Kirk
Wayne Winton
Debbie Marshall
Raymond Guth ...
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A girl visiting her sister in Hollywood hopes for a modeling career, but is tricked by pimps into working at a brothel.

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Blasts the lid off an infamous Hollywood vice racket!

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Paula Sheridan: There's a very dirty word for what you are!
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classic 1950s L.A. low-budget exploitation
14 April 2002 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Those who enjoyed Dance Hall Racket, Gun Girls, and the like should enjoy this early 50's L.A. exploitation film about prostitution. This isn't as sleazy or exciting as the above-mentioned films, but it's got the same hard-boiled dialogue, high-school play level acting, flat lighting, and static camera you expect from these gems, and it's also got an uncomfortable, "dirty" feeling throughout, which is an acceptable substitute for the lack of nudity. You'll recognize some of the cast and the canned music from Phil Tucker's Broadway Jungle, and it's directed by W. Merle Connell, veteran of countless exploitation and burlesque features. If you like a hard-boiled, sordid film that plays like a bus-station sleaze paperback, this is it. Enjoy! I did...


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