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Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Frauengefängnis (original title)
| Crime, Drama, Horror | 1977 (USA)
Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

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Maria da Guerra
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Carlos Costa (as Paul Müller)
Monica Swinn ...
The Wardress (as Monika Swinn)
Roger Darton ...
Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss ...
The Warden
Martine Stedil ...
Bertha Contrini
Eric Falk ...
Nestor
Peggy Markoff ...
Pompadour (as Peggy Markhoff)
Nathalie Mann
Denis Torre
Raymond Hardy ...
José (as Ray Hardy)
Beni Cardoso ...
Rosaria Cortina
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Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

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Barbed Wire Dolls  »

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Paul Muller, the Swiss actor who played Carlos Costa, was dubbed by Gerd Duwner. See more »

Quotes

[Maria finds a dead mouse under the food on her plate]
Maria da Guerra: Ah! A mouse!
Guard: What's wrong?
Maria da Guerra: I found a mouse here on my plate. Look at it!
Guard: So what? It adds protein to your diet.
[Guard pushes Maria's face onto the plate]
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Edited into Les gardiennes du pénitencier (1979) See more »

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It made me want to watch Ilsa instead
6 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now some people are complaining about the lack of plot, however there is a plot; a weak one, but yes it is there. Most characters are pulled from Ilsa - The Wicked Warden (another Franco movie) and yet all I wanted was for Dyanne Thorne to play a cameo. As a fan of exploitation movies such as Ilsa, I was hoping this was going to be something familiar. And by 'something familiar' I don't mean the same characters and same set. I'm looking for new torture, new sleaze and the like. Other then super fake electrical shocks there is none of that. Just badly dubbed naked girls who pretend to masturbate. If that's what I was looking for then I suppose I would have to have rated this movie more then a 4/10 but it was a little to soft-core for me. And for that I apologize.


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