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The Jezebels
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Switchblade Sisters (1975) More at IMDbPro »The Jezebels (original title)

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Switchblade Sisters -- The "Dagger Debs," a gang of snarling girls, face off against a rival gang of pushers, while the girl gang's leader struggles to keep control of the Debs.

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Director:
Writers:
Jack Hill (story)
F.X. Maier (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They'd Rather Kill Their Man Than Lose Him See more »
Plot:
The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Campy but fun, a great watch!! See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Robbie Lee ... Lace
Joanne Nail ... Maggie
Monica Gayle ... Patch
Asher Brauner ... Dominic
Chase Newhart ... Crabs
Marlene Clark ... Muff
Kitty Bruce ... Donut

Janice Karman ... Bunny

Don Stark ... Hook
Don Marino ... Guido
Helene Nelson ... Cherry
Bill Adler ... Fingers
Paul Lichtman ... Mr. Clutch
J.S. Johnson ... Principal Weasel
Kate Murtagh ... Mom Smackley

Bob Minor ... Parker
Clint Young ... Rizzo
Frances E. Williams ... Haiti (as Frances Williams)
Michael B. Miller ... Hammer (as Michael Miller)
Roy Engel ... Jobo
Jerii Woods ... Toby
Georgia Lee ... Lace's Mother

Betty McGuire ... Tonie
Jack Lukes ... Fred
Jeannie Epper ... Matron #1
May Boss ... Matron #2
John Voldstad ... Runt
Rob Berger ... Einstein (as Robert Bryan Berger)
Roger Richman ... Gang Guy #1
Ninette Bravo ... Ginny
Gay Guldstrand ... Gay
Jane Darbyshire ... Jezebel
Sherri Brussa ... Jezebel
Charlotte De Orlow ... Jezebel
Tina Christine ... Jezebel
Patti A. Nolton ... Jezebel
Debby Insinger ... Jezebel

Directed by
Jack Hill 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Hill  story
F.X. Maier  screenplay
F.X. Maier  story
John Prizer  story

Produced by
Jeff Begun .... executive producer
Frank Moreno .... executive producer
John Prizer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
Medusa 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography) (as Stephen Katz)
 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor  (as Mort Tubor)
 
Casting by
Gino Havens  (as Geno Havens)
 
Production Design by
Beala Neel  (as B.B. Neel)
Robin Royce  (as Robinson Royce)
 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen  (as Jodie Tillen)
 
Makeup Department
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (as Jerry Soucie)
 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager (as Don Heitzer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Heitzer .... assistant director (as Don Heitzer)
Charles E. Walker .... second assistant director (as Charles Walker)
 
Art Department
Chris Barr .... assistant prop man
Keith Michl .... prop man
 
Sound Department
Jean Clark .... boom operator (as Gene Clark)
Don Jones .... sound mixer
Larry Tubor .... sound effects
Alex Vanderkar .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
 
Stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... camera operator
Tak Fujimoto .... photographer: second unit
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer (as Mel Maxwell)
Jim Morris .... grip
Anthony R. Palmieri .... second assistant camera (as Tony Palmieri)
Bruce Pearn .... best boy
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera (as Randy Robinson)
Andy Romanoff .... still photographer
Brian Swain .... grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Leslie Otis .... assistant camera (uncredited)
J. Michael Popovich .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Serijan .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael Hilkene .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Melanie Clark .... musician: songs
Jesse Gomez .... musician: songs
Milton Lustig .... music editor (as Milt Lustig)
 
Other crew
Gino Havens .... dialogue coach (as Geno Havens)
Tina Hirsch .... script supervisor
Anne Hochman .... production assistant
William A. Levey .... title designer (as Bill Levey)
Nicole Scott .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Jezebels" - USA (original title)
"Maggie's Stiletto Sisters" - USA (imdb display title)
"Playgirl Gang" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
When introducing the film at Fantastisk Film Festival 1995 in Lund, Sweden, where it was screened under the title Switchblade Sisters, writer/director Jack Hill claimed that he had based the script on Shakespeare's Othello.See more »
Quotes:
Mom Smackley:[to Lace] Get off me, bitch!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Campy but fun, a great watch!!, 15 April 2001
Author: kergillian (kergillian@hotmail.com) from Montreal, Canada

This film is pretty much a second-rate Russ Meyer film (in fact, it was written by a F.X. Maier...coincidence??;) The dialogue isn't as clever, nor as tongue-in-cheek, and the acting is definitely second best. but on the other hand, Quentin Tarantino (who re-released it in '97 through Rolling Thunder Pictures) was right when he said in USA Today `There's more action is Sisters than in Twister…' The film is fast-paced, full of thrills (gotta love those low-budget, campy 70s films where everyone loses their shirt eventually...) and most of all, fun! Aside from the few scenes that just seem utterly pointless, and aside from Robbie Lee's incessant whining, it's a great film to watch; full of giggles and smiles.

As long as one doesn't take this film seriously, or compare it too closely to Faster Pussycat of Ultra-Vixens, it will be enjoyable to anyone looking for a cheezy laugh or three. And the prison scene is *priceless*.If I were to take it seriously it wouldn't rate higher than a five, but all things considered, 7/10.

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