Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this melodrama, a teenage girl is desperate to escape her domineering mother and unhappy home life so when an older man proposes, she readily accepts. To sway her parents, the man offers a $200 dowry, It works and they marry. Unfortunately, soon after, the young bride learns that her husband is a pimp; he convinces her to help him, and she ends up arrested and imprisoned. Upon her release the poor girl cannot find a job and so returns to her husband and becomes a hooker. She leaves when she discovers him sleeping with another woman. She then begins drinking heavily and becomes the lowest sort of streetwalker until she has a terrible fight with a drunken john, tumbles into a street and is run down by a car. She does not die, and later during her recovery in a hospital, her parents appear and offer to help her make a new start.
decadence, family, marriage-of-convenience, prostitute/prostitution, life, street