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Women's Prison (1955)

 -  Drama  -  February 1955 (USA)
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Amelia van Zandt
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Brenda Martin
Cleo Moore ...
Mae
Audrey Totter ...
Joan Burton
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Helene Jensen
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Dr. Crane
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Glen Burton
Barry Kelley ...
Warden Brock
Gertrude Michael ...
Chief Matron Sturgess
Vivian Marshall ...
Dottie LaRose
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Matron Saunders
Ross Elliott ...
Don Jensen
Adelle August ...
Grace
Don C. Harvey ...
Chief Guard Tierney
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Polyclinic 'Polly' Jones
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During a sequence showing concurrent events at a co-ed prison (men on one side of wall, women on the other), the women are seen in the yard in sunny weather with short-sleeved uniforms, while the men's side is rainy, with prisoners in heavy coats. See more »

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Brenda Martin: Dottie's from show business.
Dotty LaRose: Yeah, stripteaser. But I always wanted to do impersonations. I wanted to take off people, not my clothes, and thats why I am doing a stretch from ten to life.
Helene Jensen: Ten to life for just taking off your clothes?
Dotty LaRose: No. I shot my agent.
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Lupino - Totter - Sterling --Thaxter
26 April 2000 | by (Out there in the dark) – See all my reviews

There is nothing like a good women's prison melodrama. While this one, with its no-nonsense title, is not the equal of the classic of the genre, Caged (1950), but no matter. It still delivers--catfights, tough dames, tears of the wrongly accused and other delights abound.

What aficionado of 1950s movies and TV could resist a cast with Audrey Totter, Jan Sterling, Phyllis Thaxter, Howard Duff, or best of all: Ida Lupino? The latter was a fine and serious talent, but here she goes a bit overboard. Her portrayal of the prison warden is a classic example of over-the-top characterization. This warden is so monstrously evil that you want to cheer her on, just to see what she will do next. The fate of the Audrey Totter character is a case in point: Lupino's warden is insanely, jealously demonic toward this prisoner. (In fact, it weighs against the plausibility of the movie--how did this person get to be the warden?) The actress flirts dangerously with camp, and occasionally achieves it with extremely entertaining results.

A great choice for a rainy Friday night.


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