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Girls in Prison (1956)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  July 1956 (USA)
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Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Denning ...
Rev. Fulton
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Anne Carson
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Jenny
Helen Gilbert ...
Melanee
Lance Fuller ...
Paul Anderson
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Matron Jamieson
Raymond Hatton ...
Pop Carson
Phyllis Coates ...
Dorothy
Diana Darrin ...
Meg - Short Redhead
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'Grandma' Edwards
Laurie Mitchell ...
Phyllis - Tall Blonde
Luana Walters ...
Cellblock Guard
Riza Royce ...
Party Chaperone Guard
Lottie Salisbury ...
Pianist at Party
Edmund Cobb ...
Work-Gang Guard
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Protesting innocence (of course), 21-year-old Anne Carson, convicted as an accomplice to a bank robbery, finds herself in prison with 3 equally glamorous cellmates in form-fitting uniforms: tough Jenny, unbalanced Dorothy, and deceptive, sweet-talking Melanee who (it's implied) makes unwanted lesbian advances toward Anne. The prison chaplain takes an interest in her case...or is it in her? As Anne meets the darker side of prison life, she learns that her greatest danger is the existence, somewhere out there, of unrecovered bank loot everyone thinks she hid. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In 1956, American International Pictures released this film on a double bill with Hot Rod Girl (1956). See more »

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Good Genre Film
15 May 2005 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I bought a VHS copy of this odd little women-in-prison film on eBay because it featured the sublime Phyllis Coates (the first "Lois Lane" on television and, arguably, the best ever) in a supporting role as 'Dorothy', a disturbed inmate. A small but memorable role for Phyllis here: oddly enough her character assumes every new female inmate is a woman named 'Lois' who broke up her family and led her to murder someone.

Lots of great-looking women inmates throughout the film. Prison life is pretty rough, with lots of meaningless busywork for the inmates.

The opening scene is pretty avant garde; the director deserves credit for his experimental approach to introducing the characters.


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