Sex in Chains (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

One of the films Wilhelm Dieterle made in his native Germany before escaping the Nazi and becoming Hollywood director William Dieterle. Dieterle plays Sommer, a young husband who is sentenced to a jail term after killing a man who was threatening his wife. During their time apart, he finds sexual release with one of his fellow prisoners, while his wife (Mary Johnson) starts up a physical relationship with her boss, the only person who offers her any help while her husband is imprisoned.

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boss [employer], extramarital-affair, husband-and-wife, prison, sex