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Rino Di Silvestro (writer)
Jack Lyons (additional dialogue) (US version)
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August 1974 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Anita Strindberg ... Hilda
Eva Czemerys ... Mother S.
Jenny Tamburi ... Daniela Vinci
Cristina Gaioni ... Religious prisoner
Gabriella Giorgelli
Bedy Moratti ... Pyromaniac
Umberto Raho ... Daniela's lawyer
Massimo Serato ... Warden
Elisa Mainardi ... Prison Matron
Franco Fantasia ... Chief-inspector
Olga Bisera ... Gerda - the Chief Matron
Valeria Fabrizi ... Napolitana
Paola Senatore ... Musumeci
Roger Browne ... Inspector Weil
Annie Carol Edel
Carlo Gentili
Giulio Maculani
Giuseppe Mattei (as Pino Mattei)
Loredana Mongardini
Gianni Pesola
Ada Pometti
Paolo Sceusan
Rosita Torosh ... Prisoner
Pietro Torrisi
Claudio Ruffini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Pia Luzi ... Gisa (as Jane Avril)

Directed by
Rino Di Silvestro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rino Di Silvestro  writer
Jack Lyons  additional dialogue (US version)

Produced by
Giuliano Anellucci .... executive producer (as Giulano Anellucci)
Terry Levene .... executive producer
Original Music by
Franco Bixio 
George Craig (US version)
Cinematography by
Fausto Rossi 
Film Editing by
Angelo Curi 
Sound Department
Jeff Berman .... special audio effects (US version)
Editorial Department
Victor Zimet .... editor: US version

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Also Known As:
"Diario segreto da un carcere femminile" - Italy (original title)
"Love and Death in a Women's Prison" - USA (censored version)
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100 min | USA:81 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:16+ (Québec) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 | Finland:(Banned) (1975-1979) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Norway:16 (1976) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Paragon video strikes again, 17 April 2003
Author: ethylester from Michigan

I just watched this movie put out by Paragon Video (usually hit or miss with Paragon, always low budget) and I gave it a 3/10. There are some really amazing car chase scenes where guys are driving through back alleys in Europe full speed with about a foot on either side of the car and they seem to be doing an awesome job at it! I was really impressed.

Those Europeans know how to drive!

Other than that, the first half hour of the movie is full of "lesbian" scenes", (more like horny guy fantasy lesbian scenes) that seem to go on forever. I got bored. But after the endless lovemaking, the movie KIND OF gets ok.

It is about a woman who got framed to carry drugs in the car that she knew nothing about. She gets sent to women's prison and people try to make her "talk" all the time, but she doesn't have the info they want. Then there's another lady there who's father is mixed up in the deal and this lady wants the other girl to talk, too. But she goes about it in a much nicer way.

There is, of course, the lesbian prison guard who acts really tough and tries to spy on naked women. There's the tough girl who knows all the stuff that goes down in the prison and tries to be friends with everyone for her benefit. She, also, is very sexually frustrated and wants to get with everyone. There seems to be a lot of sexually frustrated women in this prison. One fakes being sick to go to the male doctor so she can get it on with him.

This is not why I sort of liked the movie. I just thought it had an interesting story. I liked the "protest rally" where everyone chanted already-known demands to the warden about how their bathrooms are dirty and the prison guards are mean. There is a really funny scene where some women are eating chicken rather fiercely. The makeup on the girl that was framed ends up looking really gross by the end. Her eyes are totally red and it looks rather disturbing. There is a long gun chase scene that got boring real fast. Bascially this movie is pretty predictable and just good for cheap thrills.

If you like exaggerated tough women, you will like this movie. It's your basic "women in prison" movie.

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