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Swamp Women (1956)

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.


Roger Corman


David Stern (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Marie Windsor ... Josie Nardo
Carole Mathews ... Police Lt. Lee Hampton (as Carole Matthews)
Beverly Garland ... Vera
Mike Connors ... Bob Matthews (as Touch Conners)
Susan Cummings ... Marie
Lou Place Lou Place ... Police Capt. J. R. Goodrich
Jonathan Haze ... Charlie the Pickpocket
Ed Nelson ... Police Sergeant (as Edward Nelson)
Jil Jarmyn ... Billie


A plucky police woman infiltrates a group of hardened female criminals who are planning to break jail and retrieve their loot of diamonds from its swampy hiding place. Complications arise when the women abduct Connors and begin fighting each other. Written by Steven Otte <flagator@gate.net>

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WEIRD ADVENTURE! SHE HATED WOMEN! A DANGEROUS GAME! (original window-card-all caps) See more »


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Did You Know?


This is the first of 5 Beverly Garland films directed by Roger Corman; "Swamp Women", "Gunslinger", "It Conquered the World", "Naked Paradise" and "Not of This World". See more »


The side of the swimming pool is clearly visible during the alligator fight. See more »


[Bob's attempt to seduce Billie is rudely interrupted by Vera]
Bob Matthews: What can I do for you?
Billie: Anything you like.
Bob Matthews: What if I don't like?
Billie: You will.
Vera: You dirty little dumb broad!
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Crazy Credits

In this, the second movie for Edwin (Ed) Nelson, he is listed in the credits as "Edward Nelson." See more »


Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »

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Southern Comfort And Prune Juice
4 December 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

For me, B-movie fan that I am, a film starring cult actresses Beverly Garland AND Marie Windsor, and directed by the legendary Roger Corman, was too great a lure to resist. And "Swamp Women" (1955) does indeed live up to its potential, at least in part. It tells the story of a trio of tough dames who bust out of jail and hightail it to the Louisiana bayou to recover their cache of stolen diamonds. They are abetted in their jailbreak by an undercover lady cop, who is trying to find the gems, too. In the wild, they bump into Mike Connors and his fiancée, which only leads to more trouble. Anyway, this little B features lots of female fistfights, knife fights and tough talk, with Beverly perhaps being the "baddest" of the bunch. Viewers will enjoy counting how many times she says "shut up" during the course of this short film. And at a mere 73 minutes, the film IS short, but somehow still feels padded with endless Mardi Gras and nature shots. Still, "Swamp Women" is a reasonably fun entertainment. The bad news that I have to report, however, concerns the state of this DVD itself. I have never seen a worse-looking DVD in my life. Not only have all the colors of its source print turned pink, but the image itself is fuzzy and blurry. The promise of crystal-clear DVD images has certainly not been met here, to put it mildly! The folks at Brentwood Communications should hang their heads in shame. If I wanted to see sickening off colors and blurry images, I'd be doing drugs and shots of Southern Comfort and prune juice! This film deserves so much better!

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Release Date:

5 October 1956 (West Germany) See more »

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Cruel Swamp See more »

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1.85 : 1
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