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7 Women from Hell (1961)

Approved | | Drama, War | October 1961 (USA)
Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.

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Robert D. Webb (as Robert Webb)
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Complete credited cast:
Patricia Owens ... Grace Ingram
Denise Darcel ... Claire Oudry
Cesar Romero ... Luis Hullman
Margia Dean ... Mara Shepherd
John Kerr ... Lt. Bill Jackson
Yvonne Craig ... Janet Cook
Pilar Seurat Pilar Seurat ... Mai-Lu Ferguson
Sylvia Daneel Sylvia Daneel ... Anna Van Laer
Richard Loo ... Sgt. Takahashi
Evadne Baker Evadne Baker ... Regan
Bob Okazaki Bob Okazaki ... Capt. Oda
Yuki Shimoda ... Dr. Matsumo
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Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.

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Mediocre
21 November 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This movie starts off with women of different nationalities being captured by the Japanese in New Guinea at the start of World War 2 and sent to a concentration camp in the jungle. While there they are forced to do manual labor and are given very little to eat. When an allied air patrol strafes the compound their rations are cut even further. Then, after a guard tries to rape one of them, six of them escape into the jungle. One woman named "Mara Shepherd" (Margia Dean) is caught almost immediately afterward and is crucified in front of the remaining prisoners as a lesson. The remaining five face imminent danger and possible recapture by the Japanese as they try to find safety. Anyway, rather than disclose what happens next and risk spoiling the movie for those who haven't seen it, I will just say that this is a mediocre film in the "Women in Prison" genre which is watchable enough but isn't quite able to convey the horror and brutality women in this situation surely had to endure. There is no sex, nudity or graphic language and even the violence is toned down to a certain degree. But the acting is sufficient and there are a few attractive women, specifically Patricia Owens (as "Grace Ingram"), Yvonne Craig ("Janet Cook") and Pilar Seurat ("Mai-Lu Ferguson") to brighten the screen. All things considered then I give this movie a rating of average.


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Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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