Jean Lacy is a girl whose mother, Isabel La Mal, tries to keep her innocent. Knowing nothing about reality, she becomes a prey to teen-aged boys, one of whom has her drive the car when he robs a gas station. When we next see her, she has just given up her baby, while her mother makes desultory efforts to find out what has happened to her. Miss Lacy sinks further into depravity by living with a man, and worse, becoming a chorus line dancer. Released on the verge of the Production Code taking full effect, this looks to be what would become an exploitation film, starting out with a lot of text about how ignorance promulgated by parents will lead inevitably to their children winding up murderers. For an exploitation film, it is pretty mild stuff. There's one shot of women in their undergarments, shown discreetly in silhouette. Miss Lacy's career in the movies never amounted to much. In 1935, she moved to New York, where she danced in the chorus and sang at night clubs. At the end of the Second World War, she returned to Los Angeles, where she produced an starred in a radio show, and later a series of television shows, aimed at women and covering subjects of public interest. She died in 1996 at the age of 82.
Crime / Drama
Crime / Drama
A young girl is being tried for murder. Her defense attorney attempts to show how her descent into a life of crime, prostitution and degradation was caused by her puritanical, religious fanatic mother.
November 12, 2020