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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 ...
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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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Inside the BIG HOUSE for women! (US insert) See more »

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Femmes en prison  »

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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 »

Quotes

Brenda Martin: Remember, be quiet. One yell out of a slaphappy dame will blow the whole works. Now, go on, beat it.
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Ida's Just Plain Mean!
26 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ida Lupino is the warden of a women's prison, which holds all kinds, those in for the long haul, those trying to rehabilitate, those who keep coming back because they don't know any better or just don't care, and those who through a terrible accident don't really belong there. The excellent cast includes Jan Sterling (one of those who keeps coming back), Cleo Moore, Audrey Totter, and Phyllis Thaxter (as one who doesn't really belong with rough characters) as those serving time in the clinker, and Howard Duff as the doctor there for their wellbeing. But it seems that under the treatment of Ida, they are not encouraged to rehabilitate. She treats them all like beasts, like all they understand is the whip, when they need a helping hand to turn their lives around, if they will. The movie seems to sensationalize or over-dramatize the-revolting- prisoners-and-the-warden-with-no-heart plot, but as viewers we tend to eat it up, with such a great cast of actresses. The film may be rather formulaic and predictable, but we still enjoy it all, down to the last drop. Ida has never been more sadistic, even up against her real life husband Mr. Duff! Watch an extreme example of a women's prison! Hopefully!


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