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The Wages of Sin (1938)

A hard-working woman trying to support her family and working at a menial, low-paying job falls for a low-life and before she knows it, he has her working as a prostitute in a bordello.

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Constance Worth ...
Willy Castello ...
Tony Kilonis
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Fat Pearl
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Paula Bromleigh ...
Bordello Girl
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Pa Benton
Rose Plumer ...
Ma Benton (as Rose Plummer)
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'John' in Room 530
Betty Wonder ...
Bordello Girl
Edward Argyle
Martha Chapin ...
Blonde
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Laundry Owner
Dave Daggett
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A hard-working woman trying to support her family and working at a menial, low-paying job falls for a low-life and before she knows it, he has her working as a prostitute in a bordello.

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How Do Girls Broke And Desperate Get By? See more »

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14 July 1938 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This was showbiz veteran Blanche Mehaffey's final film role. It was released shortly before her 30th birthday. See more »

Goofs

In the roadhouse, when everybody is dancing, a woman in a bonnet-like hat is shown to be simultaneously on the dance floor and seated at a table behind Marjorie and Bruce. See more »

Quotes

[Bruce whispers something in Marge's ear]
Marjorie Benton: Leave me alone! Leave me alone!
Florence Jones: What's the matter, Marge?
Marjorie Benton: Oh, he insulted me!
Bruce: That was no insult, stupid. That was a proposition. Take it or leave it.
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Listen to the Mocking Bird
Lyrics by Septimus Winner and music by Richard Milburn
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