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...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

Nella città l'inferno (original title)
A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

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Renato Castellani

Writers:

Isa Mari (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Magnani ... Egle
Giulietta Masina ... Lina
Cristina Gaioni ... Marietta Mugnari (as Cristina Gajoni)
Anita Durante Anita Durante ... Assunta
Milly Milly ... Sister Giuseppina (as Milly Monti)
Marcella Rovena Marcella Rovena ... Signora Luisa
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Ida Maroni
Elda Bardelli Elda Bardelli
Virginia Benati Virginia Benati ... Vera
Manzilla Ercolani Manzilla Ercolani ... First Amelia
Renata Frati Renata Frati ... Second Amelia
Luigina Giustini Luigina Giustini ... Giacomino
Lia Grani Lia Grani ... Contessa
Mirella Gregori Mirella Gregori
Alba Maiolini Alba Maiolini ... Sara (as Alba Majolini)
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture. The inmates she befriends vary from big tough dangerous dames to smaller submissive ladies who are totally lost in prison life. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...and the Wild Wild Women See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Riama Film, Francinex See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Papaveri e papere
(uncredited)
Written by Mario Panzeri, Nino Rastelli and Vittorio Mascheroni
Performed by Anna Magnani
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Finally On DVD
10 March 2007 | by bethlambert117See all my reviews

I've been waiting for ages to have a DVD of this film to show everybody in England and the US but, guess what? It doesn't have English subtitles, in fact, no subtitles at all. How can it possibly be? Who's the myopic creature behind this move? Only Italian speaking audiences will be able to enjoy it, missing the golden opportunity to make the film known around the world. The film in itself is a gem and contains one of Anna Magnani greatest performances and that's saying something. She's funny, brutal, a force of nature. The film, by the great Renato Castellani maintains an energy that it's simply contagious. Maybe somebody behind this release wakes up and does something about it to make it accessible to an international audience.


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