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Abortion portrayal

Confessions of Vice Baron (film)


On the eve of his execution, James "Lucky" Lombardo recounts the story of his career in crime. Born in a Balkan state, Lucky travels to the United States to find a bride. Once his money runs out, Lucky, posing as Count De Koven, is hired by an escort bureau and assigned to wealthy socialite. He quits when she tries to pressure him into a relationship. Lucky assumes another a false identity as Rudolph Von Hertsen and becomes involved in maternity homes. Under the auspices of a phony medical corporation, Lucky performs abortions and sells the babies of unmarried mothers. Eventually the police investigate and Lucky moves into the business of procuring young women for prostitution, eventually moving into white slavery, kidnapping teenagers from a local high school. Lucky kills an associate of his who refused to help him pursue a young women Lucky is in love with, and Lucky is arrested and sentenced to death.

Keywords: Provider character.

Release date: June 30, 1943
Time setting: Past
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: None
Genre: Drama
Production company: Willis Kent Productions

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