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Girls of the Big House (1945)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Roberts ... Jeanne Crail
Virginia Christine ... Bernice Meyers
Marion Martin ... Dixie
Adele Mara ... Harriet
Tom Keene ... Barton Sturgis (as Richard Powers)
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Head Matron Marsden
Tala Birell ... Alma Vlasek
Norma Varden ... Mrs. Thelma Holt
Mary Newton Mary Newton ... Dr. Gale Warren
Steve Barclay ... Smiley Gordon (as Stephen Barclay)
Erskine Sanford ... Professor O'Neill
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Dormitory Matron
Ida Moore ... 'Mother' Fielding
William Forrest ... District Attorney
Verna Felton ... Agnes


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Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

2 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Presidiárias See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lyrics by Jack Elliott
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Not really a girls in jail movie...
30 March 2009 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

It's not about a real hard and dark film noir you have to deal with. Not WOMEN'S PRISON, CAGED, BETRAYED WOMEN or even STORY OF MOLLY X. No. Just a little drama which takes place more in a sort of boarding school than in a jail. Inmates have pretty comfortable bedrooms and there is not vicious and sadistic warden in petticoat in the Ida Lupino style - WOMEN'S PRISON - in it.

It never falls into comedy, but it remains a little mystery film telling the story of a young woman sent behind bars because she is accused to have stolen a wallet. But is she really guilty?

There are some another things in this picture, but nothing unusual.

It's one of the hundred of movies that George Archaimbaud made.

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