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Girls in Prison (1956)

Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (screenplay), Lou Rusoff (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Denning ... Rev. Fulton
Joan Taylor ... Anne Carson
Adele Jergens ... Jenny
Helen Gilbert ... Melanee
Lance Fuller ... Paul Anderson
Jane Darwell ... Matron Jamieson
Raymond Hatton ... Pop Carson
Phyllis Coates ... Dorothy
Diana Darrin ... Meg - Short Redhead
Mae Marsh ... 'Grandma' Edwards
Laurie Mitchell ... Phyllis - Tall Blonde
Luana Walters ... Cellblock Guard
Riza Royce Riza Royce ... Party Chaperone Guard
Lottie Salisbury Lottie Salisbury ... Pianist at Party
Edmund Cobb ... Work-Gang Guard
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Storyline

Protesting innocence (of course), 21-year-old Anne Carson, convicted as an accomplice to a bank robbery, finds herself in prison with 3 equally glamorous cellmates in form-fitting uniforms: tough Jenny, unbalanced Dorothy, and deceptive, sweet-talking Melanee who (it's implied) makes unwanted lesbian advances toward Anne. The prison chaplain takes an interest in her case...or is it in her? As Anne meets the darker side of prison life, she learns that her greatest danger is the existence, somewhere out there, of unrecovered bank loot everyone thinks she hid. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The shocking story of one man against 1,000 women! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I kvindefængslets jungle See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1956, American International Pictures released this film on a double bill with Hot Rod Girl (1956). See more »

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Referenced in Missing Reel: Women in Prison (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

TOM'S BEAT
Written by Ronald Stein
Performed by Diane Richards
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2nd Only to CAGED
10 July 2017 | by noname1479See all my reviews

All the performances were excellent in this movie, except maybe the head prison matron played by film veteran Jane Darwell. This film was exciting from the first moment with a very early rock 'n roll song TOM'S BEAT to the last scene. Prison scams, girl fights, threats of violence at every corner, a prison break, lesbianism, all adds up to an entertaining film. Stand-out performance by Adele Jergens as a gun moll.


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