Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1978
  • Color
  • Running Time: 89 Min.
  • Directed by Joe D'Amato
  • Starring Laura Gemser, Ely Galleani, Gabriele Tinti


Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade (Italian: La via della prostituzione) is an Italian sexploitation film from 1978 directed by Joe D'Amato as his last Black Emanuelle film. Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade features the investigative journalist character known to her readers as 'Emanuelle' (Laura Gemser). As usual with most D'Amato films, it is also an attempt to capitalise on the commercial success of the 1977 film The French Woman. The film is one of the Black Emanuelle films with the heaviest censorship, eight minutes cut in a theatrical release. Emanuelle is in Kenya to arrange an interview with the Italian American gangster George Lagnetti (Venantino Venantini, "Giorgio Rivetti" in the English dub). She succeeds in meeting him with help from her friend Susan Towers (Ely Galleani) and Prince Aurozanni (Pierre Marfurt) but is intrigued by other events, leading her to meet the white slave trader Francis Harley (Gabriele Tinti) and puts her to a dangerous quest at the San Diego mansion of Madame Claude (Gota Gobert), which functions as a brothel for top-level dignitaries and civil servants. (Wikipedia)