Thursday, September 5, 2013
BLACK MARKET BABIES (1945)
Despite the low budget all of the actors turn in performances fitting for the serious subject matter. I was especially impressed by Ralph Morgan as the sad, drunken doctor and Kane Richmond as the scumbag brains behind the operation. This dude was a total butthole. He was positively giddy at conning chicks out of their babies and selling them to the highest bidder no questions asked!
BMB is not for everybody, but for a Poverty Row quickie I found it to be an enjoyable watch and mildly shocking when you think about the subject matter. Of course, nothing sinister is shown or even implied, but when you think about how quickly this dude was selling babies it's just horrible to think about what could have happened. Recommended.
Posted by Dymon Enlow