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||IMDB Rating: 5.7/10 from 63 votes
||Release: 14 June 1940 (USA) /
||Genre: Crime, Drama
||Director: Charles Barton,
||Stars: Douglas Wood, Edwin Stanley, Eva Hyde, Georgia Caine, Glenn Ford, Helen Brown, Isabel Jewell, Joe De Stefani, John Qualen, Mary Currier, Miles Mander, Rochelle Hudson, Selmer Jackson
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Ironically Babies For Sale had some potential of being a fairly good
feature. Only the skill and likability of the cast keep this film at an
average level. Nobody's fault really, the Code made it impossible to
make a decent feature film on a very touchy topic.
The film is about the black market baby adoption racket where reporter
Glenn Ford writes a story that there is one. Which brings out all the
charities that deal with adoptions, the good and bad who succeed in
getting Ford fired. Ford does not give up and starts his own
investigation with the help of some concerned friends, including a few
he makes along the way.
The Code had every one of the women in the home in question either a
widow or one who was married, but the husband split, everything but
actual unwed mothers. That had to be because the Code would not have an
unwed mother shown to be of good character. Of course abortion was not
even hinted at, but you can bet that the villain of the piece would
have been doing that as well as he was making money every which way in
his home for pregnant women.
The best thing this film has going for it is the portrayal of Miles
Mander and his nurse Ratched assistant Georgia Caine as the ones who
run the adoption racket from the home for pregnant women they run.
Mander is one elegant slimeball, he charges the women a fee to give up
their kids when they enter, keeps them as slaves practically while
there, collects on the other end from prospective adoptive parents. I
don't doubt he would have done illegal abortions without too much care
for the life of the mothers and in 1940 abortion was strictly illegal.
Two things unravel his racket. The first is when he passes off what is
described and you have to read between the lines as Down's Syndrome kid
to John Qualen and his wife. When Qualen watches his wife jump in front
of a subway train with the kid it was the most shocking moment of the
film. He points Ford in the direction of Mander.
The second is when Mander has a rush order for a baby from a really
wealthy couple and steals Rochelle Hudson's baby just born and fakes an
adoption without her consent and tells her the baby died. As I said
that oily British charm is played against type much like when he played
Giles Conover in one of the Sherlock Holmes film series.
Ford and Hudson were a pair of attractive and winning leads. But Mander
owns what could have been a far better film had the Code allowed for
Tags for Babies For Sale Full Movie
, Edwin Stanley
, Eva Hyde
, Georgia Caine
, Glenn Ford
, Helen Brown
, Isabel Jewell
, Joe De Stefani
, John Qualen
, Mary Currier
, Miles Mander
, Rochelle Hudson
, Selmer Jackson
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