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Women in Cages
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James H. Watkins (story) and
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Release Date:
15 November 1973 (West Germany) See more »
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White skin on the black market! See more »
Plot:
American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Judith Brown ... Sandy (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Stoke
Jennifer Gan ... Jeff

Pam Grier ... Alabama
Bernard Bonnin ... Acosta (as Bernard Bodine)
Charlie Davao ... Rudy (as Charles Davis)
Johnny Long
Holly Anders
Dwight Howard
Roberta Swift
Paul Sawyer
Jeffrey Taylor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Cayari ... Lorca (uncredited)
Andres Centenera ... Dignitary (uncredited)
Marissa Delgado ... Juana (uncredited)
Paquito Diaz ... Jorge (uncredited)

Sofia Moran ... Theresa (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerardo de Leon  (as Gerry de Leon)
 
Writing credits
James H. Watkins (story) and
David Osterhout (story) (as David R. Osterhout)

James H. Watkins (screenplay) and
David Osterhout (screenplay) (as David R. Osterhout)

Produced by
Ben Balatbat .... producer
Roger Corman .... producer (uncredited)
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Felipe Sacdalan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Barcelon 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup artist
Rey Salamat .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruben Rustia .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound recordist
Demetrio de Santos .... sound engineer
Tony Gosalvez .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Araojo .... camera operator (as Johnny Araujo)
Edmundo Bautista .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felisa Salcedo .... wardrobe
 
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Tito Arevalo .... musical director
 
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Also Known As:
"Bamboo Doll House" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
81 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:MA | New Zealand:R16 | UK:R (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating, heavily cut) | UK:(Banned) (1971) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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The character Alabama in True Romance (1993) was named after Pam Grier's character in this film. In the original script, Clarence even mentions that the name sounds like a Pam Grier Character.See more »
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Alabama:This is going to be just like home, only different!See more »
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Referenced in Planet Terror (2007)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Pam's No Hope Emerson But Still Pretty Darn Good, 29 November 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

For those viewers who are accustomed to cheering on the antics of cult actress Pam Grier on screen, her character in 1972's "Women in Cages" may come as something of a surprise. Far from her bodacious, sympathetic action heroine, she here plays as nasty a personage as can be imagined: a pot-smoking, white race-hating, lesbian sadist from Harlem named Alabama, who is the matron in an exceptionally sleazy Filipino prison for women. Fans of this type of film--a subgenre that includes other New World films such as "The Big Doll House" ('71) and "The Big Bird Cage" ('72), both with Grier--know what to expect from such: nude shower scenes, sadistic but lovely prison guards, a handful of gorgeous inmates and over-the-top action sequences. While not as much fun as the other two films just named, "Women in Cages" does still provide the requisite goods, and Pam stakes her claim to be placed in the pantheon of such classic female jailers as Dyanne Thorne in the "Ilsa" films, Barbara Steele as the crippled warden in "Caged Heat" ('74), and my favorite, the grotesque matron that Hope Emerson plays in "Caged" ('50). In addition to Pam, the film boasts the presence of cult favorite Roberta Collins, as a smack-addicted rat fink; several catfights; vermin (of the snake, rat, leech and Filipino bounty hunter/rapist varieties); torture by fire, whip, rack, wheel and electricity; AND an oceangoing brothel. Though I still prefer the underrated Grier films "The Arena" ('73) and especially "Black Mama, White Mama" ('72) to this one, "Women in Cages" still proved an entertaining diversion.

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