Traffic in Souls

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:00pm
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121)

George Loane Tucker | 1913 | 88 min. | Silent with English Intertitles

Even though the United States is the land of opportunity and offers many immigrants options for a better life, many people are unaware of the dangers that can befall them as they enter the country. Such is the case for many immigrant girls who are whisked away by William Trubus and his International Purity and Reform League. In reality, the girls are sold to brothel owners to support the sex trade in New York. When the league snatches the American sister of Mary Barton, girlfriend of suspicious cop Officer Burke, they have messed with the wrong people. With the law on their said, can Officer Burke and Mary finally bring justice to the operators of the sex trade?