Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1944
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Sophie in Mr. Arkadin 1955
Character Runs A White Slavery Ring
In the film “Mr. Arkadin,” Katina Paxinou plays Sophie. Her character runs a dance studio, which is a front for a white slavery ring. She takes advantage of poor and naive girls seeking a career as ballet dancers by turning them into prostitutes. Katina would later star in another film for Orson Welles, 1962s “The Trial.” But her scenes would wind up on the cutting room floor. This film is a must-see for Katina fans, even though it is nothing more than a glorified cameo performance.
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