Fun Size Review: The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913)

People still harbor the incorrect belief that there was a time when movies were “just movies” and didn’t contain political content. Yeah… about that…

Ostensibly made to draw attention to the problem of human trafficking and helping women avoid snares, this picture is entirely too exploitative and corny to really work as a selfless social statement. The producer, Samuel H. London, worked for the “Bureau of Social Hygiene” and includes what are purported to be real-life details of trafficking crime rings but the sin is portrayed in loving detail the better to condemn it. Mm-hmm.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
The young woman who was trafficked tries to return to a normal life but ends up going back to her pimp and dying.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate-Covered “Health” Bars. Officially good for us but only if you don’t look to closely.

Availability: Released on Bluray and DVD from Kino as part of their The Devil’s Needle: Tales of Vice and Redemption set.

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