Safe in Hell (1931)

This is an excerpt from the 1931 pre-Code film Safe in Hell starring Dorothy Mackaill. The film tells the story of a prostitute who escapes a murder charge by moving to Tortuga – only to find that the men who are also staying in her hotel have designs on her. The controversy engendered by this film and others like it led to the implementation of the Hollywood Production Code in 1934. The film is adapted from a play by Houston Branch.

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