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Escort Girl (1941)

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A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus where men pay for the "companionship" of young women. The district attorney sends an undercover agent to infiltrate the bureaus.

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Margaret Marquis ...
June Ashley
Robert Kellard ...
Drake Hamilton (as Bob Kellard)
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Guy Kingsford ...
Breeze Nolan
Isabel La Mal ...
Snuggles (as Isabel Lamal)
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Al, the Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
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Jack (as Ric Vallon)
Mary Daily ...
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Ruth Ashley (Betty Compson) and oily Gregory Stone (Wheeler Oakman) operate the Hollywood Escort Bureau. Ruth was a former escort girl but has worked up way up through the ranks and is now a partner in the business. Ruth's earnings have provided the funds to send her beautiful daughter, June (Margaret Marquis), to the most exclusive schools. June is not aware they her ever-loving mother is engaged in the nefarious business of supplying call-girls to lonely men. June comes home and announces she is engaged to marry Drake Hamilton (Robert Kellard), who is a special investigator for the district attorney. Drake is a good investigator and soon learns that his mother-in-law to be is running an escort bureau. He makes her promise to give up the business and promises not to tell June. But Gregory fears Drake will put an end to his operation. Drake, working undercover, calls the bureau for a date to be sent over so he can get the goods on the bureau. But scheming Gregory, giving her another ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WOMEN! You've heard of Escort Bureaus. You've been told how lonely men are...away from home! See for Yourselves! - WARNING! Don't Come Uless You Really Want To Know What Goes On Behind ESCORT BUREAU DOORS! If You Can Stand the Truth---SEE IT! (original poster) See more »

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Not bad for what it is
22 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movie about a sweet young girl named June (Margaret Marquis) who doesn't realize her mom helps run an escort agency with sleazy Gregory Stone (Wheeler Oakman). The problem is she's madly in love with tall handsome Drake (Bob Kellard) who's investigating the escort agencies and Stone will do anything to stop him...

The acting is pretty bad all around (although Isabel La Mal as Snuggles is amusing), the story pretty unbelievable and the print I saw on TCM was in VERY poor shape (there were so many jumps in it I almost gave up watching a few times). Still even a pristine print can't really make this a good film. It's not bad but it's hardly good. For what it is (an exploitation film) it's not bad. There's a few scenes of the escort girls lounging around in their underwear and there's a quick and (for 1941) pretty explicit striptease. Only her top comes off but that was pretty risqué back then. It's watchable and somewhat amusingly dated--the rate for an escort girl back then was only $10.00! They don't have sex though unless you pay $20.00!!! An OK exploitation film for its day.


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