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...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

Nella città l'inferno (original title)
A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

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Egle
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Lina
Myriam Bru ...
Vittorina
Ada Passeri ...
Moby Dick
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Piero
Cristina Gaioni ...
Marietta Mugnari (as Cristina Gajoni)
Milly ...
Sister Giuseppina
Angela Portaluri ...
Laura
Manzilla Ercolani ...
First Amelia
Anita Durante ...
Assunta
Marcella Rovena ...
Signora Luisa
Miranda Campa ...
Ida Maroni
Umberto Spadaro ...
Direttore del carcere
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Maresciallo del carcere
Virginia Benati ...
Vera
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture. The inmates she befriends vary from big tough dangerous dames to smaller submissive ladies who are totally lost in prison life. Written by Anonymous

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Domenica è sempre domenica
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Women's prison.
13 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film received only a minor release in the United States in a shortened and dubbed version and was shown intact only at some touring museum series many years later. That is a shame considering the stature of the two leading performers, Anna Magnani and Giulietta Masina, both of them great ladies of the Italian cinema. Their performances are riveting. NELLA CITTA' L'INFERNO is about an innocent housewife (Masina) who is falsely convicted of theft and is sent to a women's prison in Rome. There she is tutored in the ways of crime by her expert cell-mate (Magnani) and must live amid a company of prostitutes, murderers, and thieves. Their effect on her is not a positive one. Renato Castellani directed this lively piece, and Roman comedian-actor Alberto Sordi has a small role in it.


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