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Wanda, the Wicked Warden -- Young girls, chained and condemned to a life of torment at the hands of their beautiful, brutal captor!
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February 1979 (USA) See more »
That Infamous "Ilsa" Woman Is Back See more »
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Dyanne Thorne ... Greta
Tania Busselier ... Abbie Phillips

Lina Romay ... Juana
Eric Falk ... Pablo Rego
Angela Ritschard ... Rosa Phillips
Howard Maurer ... Governor
Esther Studer ... No. 24
Peggy Markoff ... No. 14
Esther Moser ... No. 18

Jesús Franco ... Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)
Dagmar Bürger ... No. 9
Lorli Bucher ... Wardress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra L. Brennan
Alex Exler
Karl Gysling ... Prisoner
Roman Huber ... Prisoner
Mike Lederer ... Prisoner
Sigad Sharaf ... No. 20

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erwin C. Dietrich  (as Manfred Gregor)
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)

Produced by
Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Baumgartner 
Cinematography by
Ruedi Küttel 

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Also Known As:
"Greta - Haus ohne Männer" - USA (original title)
"Greta the Mad Butcher" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Greta the Torturer" - Europe (English title) (informal alternative title)
"Greta, the Mad Butcher" - Europe (English title) (informal title)
"Greta, the Sadist" - Europe (English title) (informal alternative title)
"Ilsa, the Wicked Warden" - International (English title) (DVD title)
"Ilsa: Absolute Power" - International (English title) (new title)
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Argentina:95 min | Germany:86 min | USA:90 min | UK:87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:(Banned) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Québec) | Norway:18 (2007) | UK:18 | USA:X (self applied) | West Germany:18

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At least seven different languages were spoken on the set, as cast and crew came from all over the world.See more »
Juana:Lick my boots now. I mean it. Come on.
[Abbie licks her left boot]
Juana:Okay, the other one.
[Abbit licks her right boot thoroughly]
Abbie Phillips:Will that be all?
Juana:No. When I asked you to wash me, you refused. You'll make up for that.
[hands Abbie a tissue, then stands up and bends over slightly]
Juana:Wipe my culo.
[Abbie wipes her and throws the tissue aside]
Juana:Oh, you're not done yet. Now you'll really eat it. Come on, lick my culo. Don't you wanna know about Rosa Phillips?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Bring on the sleaze!, 12 February 2005
Author: slake09 from Silver Lake, Ohio, USA

You have Jess Franco directing and Lina Romay starring, is there a more sure guarantee of a high sleaze content? You just can't ask for much more.

However, this movie doesn't approach the pure, unadulterated, in your face sleaze of other Franco/Romay movies, although it tries. It tries hard.

You have Ilsa, the wicked warden, torturing and tormenting the poor female inmates, although to be sure the torture and torment wasn't very convincing. You get the feeling the actresses might have looked a bit more tormented if Franco had told them they had to take a pay cut. So it goes.

You have Lina Romay, hot as molten steel, running around naked as the day she was born and enjoying it as usual. I have to admire a girl who is so completely dedicated to being naked all the time, in every situation. She is just an unabashed exhibitionist, not even requiring the flimsiest of excuses to remove her clothing. She insists on it! She demands it! It's probably in her contract somewhere that she gets to spend at least ninety percent of the runtime of any movie naked.

The plot line is the standard Ilsa fare, a wicked woman giving everyone a hard time until she gets her just deserts. Yawn. If you even thought about watching this for the plot then you are in line for a sanity check. This is, as has been said, Class A Euro-Sleaze.

Too bad they don't make them like this any more.

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