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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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Referenced in Girls in Prison (1994) See more »

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Written by Ronald Stein
Performed by Diane Richards
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17 January 2000 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

For those of you that enjoy mindless but fascinating "theme" movies of the '50s, then this one is for you. Adele Jergens steals the film as the prison bully that befriends Ann. The best scene is at the end of the film where Richard Denning, a minister that was a star boxing champ at college mind you, dukes it out with the bad guy. There's an earthquake (makes no sense) and a windstorm. For highlights on the making of the film, check out American International's producer/founder Sam Arkoff's book, "Flying Through Hollywood by the Seat of My Pants," and he'll explain the reasons for the natural disasters. Overall the film is interesting, since it makes you wonder how the prison women manage not a hair out of place or smeared makeup after the fights. Cute stuff.


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