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Girls in Chains (1943)

When a teacher loses her job because her brother-in-law is a racketeer, she takes a position at a girls' reformatory.

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Helen Martin
Roger Clark ...
Frank Donovan
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Rita Randall
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Ruth
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Mrs. Peters
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Marcus
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Johnny Moon (as Allan Byron)
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Jean Moon
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Pinkhead (as Sidney Melton)
Russell Gaige ...
Mr. Dalvers
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Lionel Cleeter
Richard Clarke ...
Tom Havershield
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Mrs. Grey
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When Ruth Martin is discharged from her teaching position because her sister is married to a notorious criminal (who is basically running the city), she accepts a job at a girls correctional facility. Her intent is to try and prepare the inmates for a better life once they are released. Ruth runs up against the supervisor (who is controlled by her brother-in-law) who is only interested in skimming money off the budget and his gang of matrons who only want to keep the girls in line doing laundry. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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17 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Ragazze in catena  »

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Stock footage of the Hollywood Pantages theatre showing a Mavis Arden film is lifted out of Go West Young Man (1936) starring Mae West as Mavis Arden. See more »

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No Chains Used
29 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very low budget film about women who were put behind bars in a young woman's correction facility which is controlled by a mobster named Johnny Moon, (Addison Randall). Johnney Moon controls the city government and has given his right hand hood the position as warden of this correction facility. The girls are treated like they were in a federal prison, with hard work in a laundry and solitary confinement. There is no hope for these women to rehabilitate themselves in order to obtain training for job positions on the outside in order to adjust to society. Helen Martin, (Arlene Judge) has a sister who is married to Johnney Moon and Helen has lost her job because of the bad reputation of her brother-in-law and has been advised to become a social worker at the prison. As soon as Helen walks into the prison, the story becomes interesting.


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