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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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HER GAME WAS MEN...ANY KIND OF MEN! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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One of the films in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »


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


Lt. Lee Hampton: Look, if I bother you, go somewhere else.
Josie: Oh, cut it. Cut it, I said!
Vera: Look, nobody talks to me like that. I'll kill that dame!
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In this, the second movie for Edwin (Ed) Nelson, he is listed in the credits as "Edward Nelson." See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) See more »

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Not so bad
5 June 2003 | by ethylesterSee all my reviews

I actually liked this movie. I thought the police officer character was cool and she did a good job. She was quick thinking and smart and so were the other women. It's nice to see women who can actually be tough and bright without being ugly, ditzy or Lesbian. It seems that most movies (like those "women in prison" ones) always rely on the stereotypical idea that if a woman is tough or smart, she must be a Lesbian. I was happy to see no Lesbian make out scenes in this movie that would just be there to get off horny dudes. There are, however, a lot of physical fights, especially after they turn their jeans into cut-offs.

This film is entertaining and it kept me wondering what was going to happen next. I'd recommend it to people who like "women in prison" movies but can stand it when the characters aren't Lesbians who make out all the time.

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Release Date:

5 October 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Swamp See more »

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1.85 : 1
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