Confessions of a Vice Baron (1942)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Sexploitation  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Confessions of a Vice Baron was one of those independent exploitation films of the 1930s: promising much, delivering little. Willy Castello stars as the head of a vice ring, consisting of conservatively dressed B-girls and wild-eyed marijuana and cocaine freaks. Setting this apart from other schlock of its ilk is that Castello is a genuine gangster, albeit "reformed." As for the film's quality...well, it isn't quite as subtle as Reefer Madness. Filmed in 1937, Confessions of a Vice Baron didn't make the rounds until the early 1940s.



cocaine, crime-ring, gangster, marijuana, rackets [corruption], warden