An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.




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Complete credited cast:
Police Lt. Lee Hampton (as Carole Matthews)
Bob Matthews (as Touch Conners)
Susan Cummings ...
Lou Place ...
Police Capt. J. R. Goodrich
Jonathan Haze ...
Charlie the Pickpocket
Police Sergeant (as Edward Nelson)
Jil Jarmyn ...


A plucky police woman infiltrates a group of hardened female criminals who are planning to break jail and retrieve their loot of diamonds from its swampy hiding place. Complications arise when the women abduct Connors and begin fighting each other. Written by Steven Otte <>

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Release Date:

5 October 1956 (West Germany)  »

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Cruel Swamp  »

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One of the films in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »


The side of the swimming pool is clearly visible during the alligator fight. See more »


Lt. Lee Hampton: Look, if I bother you, go somewhere else.
Josie: Oh, cut it. Cut it, I said!
Vera: Look, nobody talks to me like that. I'll kill that dame!
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In this, the second movie for Edwin (Ed) Nelson, he is listed in the credits as "Edward Nelson." See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) See more »

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Southern Comfort And Prune Juice
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For me, B-movie fan that I am, a film starring cult actresses Beverly Garland AND Marie Windsor, and directed by the legendary Roger Corman, was too great a lure to resist. And "Swamp Women" (1955) does indeed live up to its potential, at least in part. It tells the story of a trio of tough dames who bust out of jail and hightail it to the Louisiana bayou to recover their cache of stolen diamonds. They are abetted in their jailbreak by an undercover lady cop, who is trying to find the gems, too. In the wild, they bump into Mike Connors and his fiancée, which only leads to more trouble. Anyway, this little B features lots of female fistfights, knife fights and tough talk, with Beverly perhaps being the "baddest" of the bunch. Viewers will enjoy counting how many times she says "shut up" during the course of this short film. And at a mere 73 minutes, the film IS short, but somehow still feels padded with endless Mardi Gras and nature shots. Still, "Swamp Women" is a reasonably fun entertainment. The bad news that I have to report, however, concerns the state of this DVD itself. I have never seen a worse-looking DVD in my life. Not only have all the colors of its source print turned pink, but the image itself is fuzzy and blurry. The promise of crystal-clear DVD images has certainly not been met here, to put it mildly! The folks at Brentwood Communications should hang their heads in shame. If I wanted to see sickening off colors and blurry images, I'd be doing drugs and shots of Southern Comfort and prune juice! This film deserves so much better!

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