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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.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

David Stern (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Swamp See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Made in 22 days. See more »

Goofs

Color of the swamp water changes from brownish (a real swamp) to greenish-blue (studio pool) and then back again. See more »

Quotes

Billie: Oh, this stinkin' swamp water stinks!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) See more »

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Hooray for feminism!
23 November 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

This 'Swamp Women' was one of the very first films Roger Corman directed (he was still in his 20's around the time it got released) but it immediately becomes clear how he built up of the reputation of being the 'King of the B's'. Swamp Women is short, only 67 minutes, and it looks like the whole thing only cost 50$. Still, it's a fun quickie handling about a gang of female cons who break out of prison accompanied by an undercover cop. They flee their way through a filthy swamp where a diamond-loot is hidden. Things get a little more complicated when they take a young couple, of which the male (Mike Connors) is a stud – hostage. The acting is lame and the scenery is weak (rubber crocodiles!!) but you'll still have a good time. It feels like watching a vicious exploitation gem with situations and plot ahead of their time. If the actresses would have been a bit bustier, this easily could have been a Russ Meyer flick.


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