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

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[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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Sexploitation at its sleaziest!
26 September 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Barbed Wire Dolls" has to be one of the sleaziest Women in Prison epics ever created.This is Franco's first film for Swiss producer Erwin C.Dietrich and it offers tons of nudity and sleaze.A beautiful Maria(Lina Romay)is imprisoned in a penitentiary run by a cruel lesbian warden(Monica Swinn).She is accused of murdering her father(played by Jesus Franco himself)but the wardress actually did the deed.Once in prison,Maria is tortured by being tied nude to metal bed-frame which is hooked up to electrical current."Barbed Wire Dolls" is as sleazy as they get.The film features incredible amount of sleaze including whippings,masturbation with a cigarette,lesbian sex scenes,rape and a close up of one of the inmate's private parts being penetrated by a guard's fingers.The acting is actually not bad and the film is never boring.So if you're a fan of European exploitation give this dirty classic a look.9 out of 10.


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