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The Flesh Merchant (1956)

A girl visiting her sister in Hollywood hopes for a modeling career, but is tricked by pimps into working at a brothel.

Director:

W. Merle Connell
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joy Reynolds Joy Reynolds ... Nancy Sheriden / Walker
Geri Moffatt Geri Moffatt
Marko Perri Marko Perri ... Vito Perini
Guy Manford Guy Manford ... Sogel
Lisa Rack Lisa Rack ... Paula Sheridan
Ted Soares Ted Soares
Sam Rosen Sam Rosen
Edward Schaaf Edward Schaaf
Fred Humphrey Fred Humphrey
Lyle Kirk Lyle Kirk
Wayne Winton Wayne Winton
Debbie Marshall Debbie Marshall
Raymond Guth Raymond Guth ... (as Ray Guth)
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A girl visiting her sister in Hollywood hopes for a modeling career, but is tricked by pimps into working at a brothel.

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Blasts the lid off an infamous Hollywood vice racket!

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild and Wicked See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Nancy Sheriden: It's so peaceful... Nature in the raw!
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Featured in Sleazemania: The Special Edition (1985) See more »

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Could happen to any girl!
18 August 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

Naive Nancy comes to Hollywood from her dull small town to visit her glamorous sister in hopes of becoming a model. Her sister tells her its no life for her, but Nancy is determined. In less than 48 hours Nancy ends up working at a high priced house of prostitution! In an incredible coincidence, she works at the same house of ill repute as her older sister. Nancy decides selling herself for money is not for her but the mobsters who run the place won't let her go.

THE FLESH MERCHANT is a no budget "exploitation" picture with bad acting, silly dialogue, and a script loaded with coincidences. There is also some very brief nudity. There is one really weird character called "Joker", who plays the mobsters all around "go for." He has a Brooklyneese accent and delivers malaprops ala Leo Gorcey, but physically resembles latter day Bowery Boy Eddie Leroy. There is one funny line when one of the "older" girls starts giving trouble. The boss says he going to send her to work at the "hotel" in the city. When she protests, he says "Hey! Even winos need a few thrills."

Joy Reynolds, who plays Nancy, is quite an eyeful if may say so myself.


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