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Rino Di Silvestro (writer)
Jack Lyons (additional dialogue) (US version)
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August 1974 (USA) See more »
What makes a nice girl die in a place like this?
A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life. | Add synopsis »
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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 | West Germany:18 (nf)

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Get back in the sack you rotten lesbo., 14 March 2009
Author: lastliberal from United States

When you have a queue of 500 movies, you sometimes forget why you picked a particular one. I am not a women-in-prison completest, so maybe I just wanted to see Paola Senatore (Eaten Alive, Story of a Cloistered Nun), Jenny Tamburi (The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine) or Anita Strindberg (The Eroticist) again. It simply escapes me. Two WIP movies in the same day may be excessive, but it happened by accident.

This one starts with a good car chase through the Italian streets as Hilda (Anita Strindberg) is getting her anal exam by a matron after entering prison to find out where Daniela's (Jenny Tamburi) boyfriend hid the heroin and save her father.

It isn't long before we see our first lesbian encounter. Isn't that why we watch WIP movies? Along with the obligatory shower scenes. Of course, the guards (matrons) get their turn, too. Then there are the prison yard fights where the object is to rip the clothes of your opponent.

The "riot" in the prison yard was a hoot. They turned the firehouses on the girls, and it was like water hoses. They stripped and got wet.

Just another day in prison.

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