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Women in Cell Block 7 (1973)

Diario segreto da un carcere femminile (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | August 1974 (USA)
A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life.

Director:

Rino Di Silvestro

Writers:

Rino Di Silvestro, Jack Lyons (additional dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Strindberg ... Lily Musumeci
Eva Czemerys ... 'Mammasantissima'
Jenny Tamburi ... Daniela Vinci
Cristina Gaioni ... Religious prisoner
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Prisoner from Bologna
Bedy Moratti Bedy Moratti ... Pyromaniac
Umberto Raho ... Daniela's lawyer
Massimo Serato ... Prison Director
Elisa Mainardi ... Prison Matron
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Chief-inspector
Olga Bisera Olga Bisera ... Gerda - the Chief Matron
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Prisoner from Rome
Paola Senatore ... 'Mammasantissima' lover
Roger Browne ... Inspector Weil
Annie Carol Edel Annie Carol Edel
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To save her father, Carmelo Musumeci, accused by a gang of drug traffickers of making twenty kilos of heroin "disappear", young Lilly is incarcerated - insulting two traffic police officers - in order to get in touch with a girl, Daniela Vinci, who knows how things really went. Ignoring that the parent, in an attempt to escape the gang, died falling from a ruined house, Lilly manages to wrest the young woman of the disappeared heroine - after some futile attempts, and while mysterious recluses searched with the complicity of a supervisor, to terrorize Daniela to prevent her from speaking. Knowing the truth, however, will be of no use because, warned by the director of the prison, a faithful servant of the drug traffickers will - after his release - kill both her and the police commissioner to whom he had entrusted the information obtained by Daniela. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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What makes a nice girl die in a place like this?

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Crime | Drama

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The film carried many titles all over the world. Most of them dealt with crime, violence, heroin and sex. Censorship in many countries progressed strongly towards a number of scenes of intrusive character. See more »

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Great movie with lots of surprises
7 June 2017 | by larryandersonSee all my reviews

During the movie they have a scene where the prisoners are watching a movie. The movie is DANGER!! DEATH RAY (1967) which stars GORDON SCOTT. You can clearly see Scott on the movie screen. Gordon Scott is in WOMEN IN CELL BLOCK 7 without actually being listed as a star in the 1973 release. It is amazing how these little "additions" are slipped into a movie and no credit is ever given to the actors. Larry Anderson, Canada


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Death in a Women's Prison See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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