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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Collier (as Judy Brown)
... Alcott
... Grear
Brooke Mills ... Harrad
... Bodine
... Harry
... Miss Dietrich
... Lucian
Jerry Franks ... Fred
... Ferina
Jack Davis ... Dr. Phillips
Letty Mirasol ... Leyte
Shirley de las Alas ... Guard
Myrna De Vera ... Guard
Siony Cordona ... Guard
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

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Soft young girls behind hard prison bars See more »

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26 February 1972 (Japan)  »

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Women's Penitentiary III  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

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$10,000,000
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Director Jack Hill named the sadistic prison warden "Dietrich" after German producer Erwin C. Dietrich, with whom Hill had had a very unpleasant experience after Dietrich hired him to shoot a film in Switzerland. See more »

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Grear: You son of a bitch! This is for Bodine. You're rotten, Harry. You know why? 'Cos you're a man. All men are filthy. All they ever want to do is to get at you. For a long time I let them get at me. That's why I'm in this dump. But no more. You hear me? I'm not going to let a man's filthy hands touch me again.
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Long-time Woman
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The Definitive Women in Prison Movie
30 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until five of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of two male fruit vendors.

I have to say this film is an exploitation movie, and therefore has some aspects that many people might find objectionable -- gratuitous nudity, sexual assault and some scenes of torture. This is not just a fun film to watch with your kids.

That being said, director Jack Hill makes the most of the exploitation genre and does it in a stylish, colorful way that sets this movie apart from the scores of others in the same category. And he utilizes Sid Haig well, in a way that no other director ever has. Thanks for introducing Pam Grier to the world, too.


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