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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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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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Soft young girls behind hard prison bars See more »

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Action | Drama

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30 April 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Women's Penitentiary III  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,000,000 (USA)
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A graphic lesbian scene was shot, but cut from the final finished version of the film. 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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Followed by Women in Cages (1971) See more »

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Long-time Woman
By Hall Daniels
Performed by Pam Grier
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The Big Doll House is the best of exploitation
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I look at the negative reviews of this movie and I have to ask myself: what did these people think they were going to see? "Titanic"?" "Gone With The Wind?" "Driving Miss Daisy?" I judge movies by how much I enjoy them, and - honestly, I can't think of a movie that has more entertainment crammed into it than this movie. It has everything you could possibly think of...and more. At first you enjoy the cheesy aspect of the movie and laugh, but then you start caring about the characters...and you HAVE to see how it ends. Oh and while I'm talking about this picture I want to say something about Roberta Collins: even though most people you talk to won't even recognize her name, she was a talented and underrated actress...a natural comedienne. This film, along with the Jonathan Demme helmed "Caged Heat," show what she was capable of. I highly recommend both of these films if you enjoy movies under the heading of "Exploitation." ROGER CORMAN RULES!!!


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