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The Big Doll House
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Don Spencer (screenplay)
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Their bodies were caged, but not their desires. They would do anything for a man - or to him. See more »
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Very good for its genre See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Judith Brown ... Collier (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Alcott

Pam Grier ... Grear
Brooke Mills ... Harrad
Pat Woodell ... Bodine

Sid Haig ... Harry

Christiane Schmidtmer ... Miss Dietrich
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
Kathy McDaniel
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Jack Hill ... Bearded man in Jeep (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Hill 
 
Writing credits
Don Spencer (screenplay)

Produced by
John Ashley .... executive producer
Eddie Romero .... executive producer
Jane Schaffer .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hall Daniels 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Conde 
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Fenneman 
 
Production Design by
Ben Otico 
 
Set Decoration by
Bobby Bautista 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup supervisor (as Antonio Artieda)
 
Production Management
Mario David .... production manager
Cenón González .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
María Abelardo .... assistant director (as Maria S. Abelardo)
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Teofilo Hilario .... special effects (as Teofilo C. Hilario)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felisa Salcedo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Millie Paul .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Ethel W. Fernandez .... script supervisor (as Ethel Fernancez)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Women's Penitentiary III" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:95 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | UK:R (original rating) | USA:R
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Kathryn Loder refused to pick up a cobra snake in one scene, so the animal wrangler had to pick up the snake instead.See more »
Quotes:
Alcott:Hello, Fred.
Fred:Hi!
Alcott:You were looking at me through the window. Weren't you?
Fred:No, eh, yeah... I...
Alcott:Did you like what you saw?
Fred:Yeah, but I mean...
Alcott:Then why don't you take it?
[she brandishes a knife]
Alcott:Come on, lover boy, get to work.
[he tries to kiss her]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Long-time WomanSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very good for its genre, 20 August 2006
Author: gridoon

What separates - and, in my book, makes better - "The Big Doll House" from most Women-In-Prison films is that the focus here is NOT on the exploitation of the women (though there is some of that, of course), but on their STRENGTH and determination. Roberta Collins and Pat Woodell, in particular, have well-defined characters that know how to take care of themselves. The fights (including some mud-wrestling) are rough and wild. The casting is excellent: you know something is right when Pam Grier isn't even the most beautiful woman on the screen! Collins, in particular, has a kind of beauty that you rarely see nowadays. Contrary to what other people have said, I found the scenes involving Sid Haig and his partner to be the most undesirable: they do provide some form of comic relief but they go on too long and occasionally kill the pace of the movie. (**1/2)

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