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Passport to Shame 1958 18

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Alvin Rakoff

A sleazy pimp - the supremely sinister Herbert Lom - blackmails a naïve young French woman into becoming a London call girl in this slam-bang sexploitation thriller. Meanwhile, another employee, powerfully played by an outstandingly blonde young Diana Dors, plots vengeance upon him. This bewildering blend of sleaze and sanctimony is crammed full of fierce and fiery stuff - acid attacks, London cabbies on the rampage and bizarre drug-induced dreams.

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Directed by

Alvin Rakoff

Featuring

Diana Dors

Herbert Lom

Odile Versois

Genres

Crime

Tags

Sex workers Sex work

Collection

The Pleasure Principle

Certificate

18

Released

1958

Country

United Kingdom

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