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Slaves in Bondage (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 25 July 1937 (USA)
Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim ... See full summary »

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Writer:

Robert Dillon (original screenplay) (as Robert A. Dillon)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lona Andre ... Dona Lee
Donald Reed ... Phillip Miller
Wheeler Oakman ... Jim Murray
Florence Dudley ... Belle Harris
John Merton ... Nick Costello
Richard Cramer ... Dutch Hendricks
William Royle ... Newspaper City Editor (as William Royale)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Detective Captain (as Edward Piele Sr.)
Louise Small Louise Small ... Mary Lou Smith
Matty Roubert ... Good-Looking Freddie
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Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim Murray and beautician Belle Harris are using her beauty shop to recruit floozies for their road house circuit. Dona Lee, who works at the beauty salon, is falling in love with young reporter wanna-be Phillip, but Murray gets jealous and makes life rough for him. Meanwhile Dona begins to figure out the racket, but becomes threatened by Murray's unwanted advances. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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CAN YOUTH BE PROTECTED AGAINST DEMONS OF LUST AND DESIRE! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crusade Against Rackets See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was presumed lost, but a copy was found and duped from a 35mm print. Available on VHS/DVD from Sinister Cinema. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That's Sexploitation! (2013) See more »

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Need its Place, but Beware....
11 October 2013 | by artpfSee all my reviews

Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring.

She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim Murray and beautician Belle Harris are using her beauty shop to recruit floozies for their road house circuit.

Dona Lee, who works at the beauty salon, is falling in love with young reporter wanna-be Phillip, but Murray gets jealous and makes life rough for him. Meanwhile Dona begins to figure out the racket, but becomes threatened by Murray's unwanted advances.

This is one of those roadside productions from the mid thirties and early 40s that circumvented the censors by taking the movies across the country as a road show.

It's not a good movie, but is notable in that it demonstrates how the public cried out for more adult and scandalous movies, since nearly all of these films were a success.

Be prepared for a heavy handed story with pathetic acting.These are stories with a moral and like westerns where the bad guys always we're black, the villains are easy to discern.

Puhlenty of legs in the brothel. And lot's of girls in their undies. The movie was meant to titillate. Yes tame by today's standards, but an interesting historical curio piece.


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