White Slave Traffic

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White Slave Traffic (German: Mädchenhandel – Eine internationale Gefahr) is a 1926 German silent thriller film directed by Jaap Speyer and starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Erich Kaiser-Titz, and Fritz Alberti. When a Berlin nightclub worker moves to Budapest to take up a job that has been arranged for her, she finds herself being kidnapped by white slave traffickers. She is eventually rescued from a brothel in Athens. The film opened with a warning from a group committed to combating white slavery, but the film's sensationalist tone provoked controversy. In Britain it was refused a licence by the British Board of Film Censors although it is possible it had some private screenings. One contemporary review described it as "crude melodrama on an unpleasant subject".[1]

White Slave Traffic
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Directed byJaap Speyer
Written by
Starring
Music byHans May
CinematographyPaul Holzki
Production
company
Liberty-Film
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
1926
CountryGermany
Languages

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robertson, pp. 31–32.

BibliographyEdit

  • Robertson, James Crighton (1993). The Hidden Cinema: British Film Censorship in Action, 1913–1975. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-09034-6.

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