The Flesh Is Weak (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This once-notorious British expose film now seems as innocent as a community choir rehearsal. Based on the real-life activities of London's Messina gang, The Flesh is Weak tells the story of a decent girl named Marissa Cooper (Milly Vitale) who is inveigled by a family of pimps into a life of prostitution. When she tries to break away from her sordid surroundings, her "protectors" have her thrown in jail on a phony assault charge. It takes the intervention of journalist Lloyd Buxton (William Franklyn) to rescue Marissa and convict the man responsible for her downfall. John Derek heads the cast as Tony Giani, a ruthless young punk with a smooth line and movie-star looks.



decadence, extramarital-affair, frame-up, journalism, love, pimp, prison, prostitute/prostitution, sex