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The Big Doll House (1971)

 -  Action | Drama  -  30 April 1971 (USA)
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Brown ...
Collier (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ...
Alcott
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Brooke Mills ...
Harrad
Pat Woodell ...
Bodine
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Harry
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Kathryn Loder ...
Lucian
Jerry Franks ...
Fred
Gina Stuart ...
Ferina
Jack Davis ...
Dr. Phillips
Letty Mirasol ...
Leyte
Shirley de las Alas ...
Guard
Myrna De Vera
Siony Cordona
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Storyline

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Boiling passions confined behind concrete walls See more »

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Action | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 April 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Women's Penitentiary III  »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,000,000 (USA)
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Kathryn Loder had to be hospitalized after becoming seriously ill during the shooting of this film. Loder slipped into a coma while being treated at the hospital and almost died. Fortunately, the doctors discovered that Loder had diabetes and gave her insulin treatment which enabled her to make a complete recovery. See more »

Quotes

Grear: You son of a bitch! This is for Bodine. You're rotten, Harry. You know why? 'Cos you're a man. All men are filthy. All they ever want to do is to get at you. For a long time I let them get at me. That's why I'm in this dump. But no more. You hear me? I'm not going to let a man's filthy hands touch me again.
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Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Long-time Woman
By Hall Daniels
Performed by Pam Grier
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18 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For some reason I was expecting more from this films. I don't know why.

It began well enough with opening credits that stylishly zoom in and Pam Grier singing 99 years (which also featured in the film Jackie Brown).

For the first hour this Corman produced Women in Prison film was a great slice of exploitation cinema. It was surprisingly well made, with good characters and above average acting. Pam Grier and Sid Haig standing out above the rest of the cast.

Then after about an hour the film becomes repetitive and boring. The same things happening over and over again. Still its good while it lasts, maybe just turn it off when it starts too get boring.

For a better Women in Prison film try maybe Ilsa: She-wolf of the SS.


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