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5 Branded Women -- During World War II, five women are shorn of their hair and driven out of town by the partisans for having had love affairs with a Nazi sergeant.


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Writers (WGA):
Ugo Pirro (novel) and
Ivo Perilli (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1960 (USA) See more »
All The Savage Ravishing Passions of War! See more »
Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Arrivederci Signor Dino De Laurentiis!
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 11 November 2010, 11:30 AM, PST)

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Directed by
Martin Ritt 
Writing credits
Ugo Pirro (novel "Jovanka e le altre")

Ivo Perilli (screenplay)

Paul Jarrico  screenplay (originally uncredited)
Michael Wilson  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Ralph B. Serpe .... associate producer
Original Music by
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Renzo Lucidi (Italian version)
Jerry Webb 
Art Direction by
Mario Chiari 
Pasquale Romano (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Maurizio Chiari 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Chiari 
Maria De Matteis 
Makeup Department
Giuliano Laurenti .... makeup artist
Goffredo Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fernando Cinquini .... production supervisor
Giorgio Morra .... production supervisor
Bruno Todini .... general production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Vorhaus .... assistant director (as Piero Mussetta)
Giorgio Gentili .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Guido Guerrasio .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Aldo Puccini .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Piero Cavazzuti .... sound engineer (as Piero Cavazutti)
Special Effects by
Stacchini .... special effects (as Ing. Stacchini)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Other crew
Romano Dandi .... production assistant
Manuel del Campo .... dialogue supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Five Branded Women" - UK (dubbed version), USA (dubbed version)
"Jovanka and the Others" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), USA (working title)
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115 min | UK:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15
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Some of the dialogue was dubbed.See more »
Anachronisms: When the 5 women are bathing near the waterfall the dark haired women is shown putting in her sweater with no underwear. A few seconds later she is shown from the back and the outline of her bra can be seen under her sweater.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Prisoner: Episode #1.4" (1979)See more »


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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
High-Level Exploitation Film, 11 July 2008
Author: Venus-25 from New York, NY

I saw this film on television when I was about 11 or 12 and it made a deep impression on me. While I had little understanding of war and certainly no personal experience of it, it pointed out the danger of isolation in the midst of endless violence and the horror of rejection for what would in peacetime have been regarded as a youthful transgression.

The casting of Vera Miles and Barbara Bel Geddes among the European actresses was a clear ploy to make this film resonate with American audiences whom during this period were more accustomed to light, frivolous films. Films of a more serious and thoughtful nature were mostly coming from Europe. At the dawn of the 60s this was a shocking exploitation film, preying on women's feelings of vanity, Americans' collective puritanism about sex, and our waning jingoism. It would be interesting to see how audiences would react to it now.

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