Missing Daughters (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Missing Daughters of the title are innocent young girls who've been led astray by seedy dance-hall operator Lucky Rogers (Edward Raquello), who is Lucky Luciano in everything but name. Ordering his beautiful charges to shake down the customers, Rogers has a habit of bumping off any girl who refuses to obey his commands. Winchell-like radio commentator Wally King (Richard Arlen) teams up with Kay Roberts (Rochelle Hudson), sister of one of Rogers' victims, to bring the villain to justice. The resemblances between Missing Daughters and 1937's Marked Woman are underlined by the fact that hard-boiled Isabel Jewell appears in both films. Also on hand as one of Lucky Rogers' tootsies is Marian Marsh, light-years removed from her role of Trilby in John Barrymore's Svengali (1937).

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con/scam, dance-hall-girl, investigation, investigator, journalism, reporter, sister, talent-agent