Boy Slaves (1939)

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A runaway follows the leader of a gang of boys, and they all wind up working in a turpentine camp.

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  • Roger Daniel, Johnny Fitzgerald, Frank Malo, James McCallion, Walter Tetley, and Walter Ward in Boy Slaves (1939)
  • Alan Baxter, Charles Lane, and Anne Shirley in Boy Slaves (1939)
  • Irving Bacon, Roger Daniel, Johnny Fitzgerald, James McCallion, and Anne Shirley in Boy Slaves (1939)

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10 January 1999 | Nick-145
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| Great expose revealing exploitation of delinquents in labor-camp/reform school.
This is a horrific expose of child-labor conditions that existed early in the 20th Century. The film illustrates the harsh "youth-offender" penalties and unchecked institutions that sought to remediate/exploit these wayward youths up to that time. Also evident are the practices of "Company Stores" in "Company Towns" with use of fear and coercion. The performances are somewhat dated but somehow communicate the sincerity of the intended message.

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Release Date:

2 February 1939

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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