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Confessions of a Vice Baron (1943)

On the eve of his execution, a vice-rackets bigshot recalls his various exploits in crimes such as abortion and white slavery, in which he frequently operated under an alias.
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Willy Castello ...
Lucky Lombardi aka Count de Hoven / Van Hersten / Kilonis
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J.M. Randall, alias Dr. Havens (edited from 'Race Suicide') (archive footage)
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On the eve of his execution, a vice-rackets bigshot recalls his various exploits in crimes such as abortion and white slavery, in which he frequently operated under an alias.

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30 June 1943 (USA)  »

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This wartime exploitation film was mostly made up of scenes from earlier exploitation films. New footage features Willy Castello as a prisoner about be be executed who dictates the the story of his life of crime. This provides the framework for the use of scenes from earlier films. See more »

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Referenced in Mau Mau Sex Sex (2001) See more »

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Dreadful
7 July 2002 | by (Gainesville, Florida) – See all my reviews

The original title is excellent as it positively explains what the film is about. It was re-issued under the name "Skid Row", which is senseless as it has nothing to do with drunken hobos. The film has basically no plot. It is just a series of sketches detailing what were once considered terrible vices. The film is now antiquated, the acting is abominable, and the direction is worse. It seems to be much older than its 1942 release date. It is difficult for me to write these comments as my father is acting in it (Noel Madison) as a "procurer" for the white slave trade (prostitution). I don't know which studio produced this film, but I have a feeling it may have been backed by the FBI under the "Crime Doesn't Pay" theme. The ending is a closeup of the vice-baron lecturing directly to the audience with the last line being "Crime Doesn't Pay". The movie is so bad, it's now laughable!


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