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Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
"Greta - Haus ohne Männer" (original title)

 |  Horror  |  February 1979 (USA)
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Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dyanne Thorne ...
Greta
Tania Busselier ...
Abbie Phillips
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Juana
Eric Falk ...
Pablo Rego
Angela Ritschard ...
Rosa Phillips
Howard Maurer ...
Governor
Esther Studer ...
No. 24
Peggy Markoff ...
No. 14
Esther Moser ...
No. 18
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Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)
Dagmar Bürger ...
No. 9
Lorli Bucher ...
Wardress
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Sandra L. Brennan
Alex Exler
Karl Gysling ...
Prisoner
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Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards are forcing the inmates to have sex with male prisoners, filming them and selling it as pornoflicks. Written by Tobias Broljung <larry@algonet.se>

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Uses same sets as Barbed Wire Dolls (1976). See more »

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Sexploitation Amidst the Jungle

Strange, depraved vision of Jess Franco's concerning Ilsa, that wicked, blouse-popping sadist of the famous/infamous series starring statuesque/bosomy Dyanne Thorne. This time around a young girl gets into a hospital run for women who suffer from sex-related diseases such as lesbianism and nymphomania. It seems she had a sister admitted a year ago and wants to find out what has happened to her even though she knows no patient has ever left. The film takes place somewhere in South America where a government is fighting rebels. Well, you get what you might expect from a series like this: lots of nude girls, lots of perversion, lots of sadism, lots of sleaze, and generally a sick/guilty feeling having seen it. There are many scenes which are downright disgusting such as one dealing with the use of a plastic bag, another with pins and a human pin cushion, shock therapy, a night with the boys from the local prison, and the grand finale where Greta(Thorne) is out to lunch with the girls. Franco is a decent director in terms of piecing a film together(despite what the subject matter might be). He can draw scenes out for suspense. He can also shock which he does well too. The acting was decent overall. Thorne is way over-the-top, but hey who cares once they see her? She is the personification of voluptuousness wearing her strained military blouse and high boots with red hair this time round. Ilsa, the Wicked Warden is a unique look at what film can do...and perhaps should not do.


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