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Women Behind Bars (1975)

Des diamants pour l'enfer (original title)
A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars ... See full summary »

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(as Marius Lefrère)
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Shirley Fields
Martine Stedil ...
Martine (as Martine Steed)
Nathalie Chape
Roger Darton ...
Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss ...
Carlo de Bries
Denis Torre ...
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Frieda Altstadt
Raymond Hardy ...
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Bill (as Clifford Brown)
Joëlle Le Quément ...
Cora (as Joëlle Le Quement)
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A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars where she faces all manner of electric shock treatments to various parts of her anatomy. Written by Anonymous

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Woman in prison sleaze
14 May 2005 | by (Bristol, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Woman behind bars, directed by Jess Franco(as Rick Deconnink)is basically an exploitation film set in a woman's prison. The film has several of Franco's trademarks such as lots of full frontal nudity and woman being tortured in a number of ways. One such torture scene involves the star Lina Romay, who in reality is the wife of Jess Franco, having live electrodes applied to her breasts and genitals.

Because of these torture scenes the film was placed on the DPP video nasty list. Eventually the film was removed from the list but the film has never been re-released.

In the film Romay murders her boyfriend to steal his hoard of diamonds, but she winds up in prison in the hands of a sadistic warden and his guards The film would appeal to fans of Franco's directing style and also fans of exploitation films especially the woman in prison sub genre.


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