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Girls in Prison (1956)

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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Anne Carson
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Jenny
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Melanee
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Paul Anderson
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Matron Jamieson
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Pop Carson
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Dorothy
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Meg - Short Redhead
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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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Referenced in Girls in Prison (1994) See more »

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Written by Ronald Stein
Performed by Diane Richards
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campy but dull
18 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Less-than-thrilling, the film drags but the ending is goofy enough to make it possibly worthwhile. Features earthquakes that come from nowhere, a boxing preacher, and girls in prison who seem not to have been quite locked up. Trouble ensues.


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