White Slave Traffic

White Slave Traffic (German: Mädchenhandel - Eine internationale Gefahr) is a 1926 German silent thriller film directed by Jaap Speyer and starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Erich Kaiser-Titz and Fritz Alberti. When a Berlin nightclub worker moves to Budapest to take up a job that has been arranged for her, she finds herself being kidnapped by white slave traffickers. She is eventually rescued from a brothel in Athens. The film opened with a warning from a group committed to combating white slavery, but the film's sensationalist tone provoked controversy. In Britain it was refused a licence by the British Board of Film Censors although it is possible it had some private screenings. One contemporary review described it as "crude melodrama on an unpleasant subject".[1]

White Slave Traffic
Directed byJaap Speyer
Written byLothar Knud Frederik
Paul Rosenhayn
E. Sulke
StarringRudolf Klein-Rogge
Erich Kaiser-Titz
Fritz Alberti
Music byHans May
CinematographyPaul Holzki
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
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  1. Robinson p.31-32


  • Robertson, James Crighton. The Hidden Cinema: British Film Censorship in Action, 1913-1975. Routledge, 1993.

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