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Lovers of Devil's Island (1973)

Quartier de femmes (original title)
A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a fellow prisoner who helped them escape.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jesus Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jesus Franco), Jesús Franco (story) (as Jesus Franco)
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Complete credited cast:
Andrés Resino ... Raymond Franval
Geneviève Robert Geneviève Robert ... Beatriz Coblan (as Genevieve Deloir)
Dennis Price ... L'avocat Linsday (as Denis Price)
Rosa Palomar Rosa Palomar ... Senora Cardel (as Rosa Palomares)
Josyane Gibert Josyane Gibert ... Rosa (as Jossiane Gibert)
Danielle Godet ... Emilia Franval
Gogó Rojo ... Lola
Jean-Louis Collins Jean-Louis Collins ... Lieutenant Weckler (as Jean L. Collins)
Howard Vernon ... Colonel Ford
Jean Guedes Jean Guedes ... Colonel Mendoza
Luis Barboo ... Lenz (as Luis Bar-Boo)
Carmen Yazalde ... Maria (as Brit Nichols)
Anne Libert ... Prisoner
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Storyline

In an undefined country, the Governor Mendonza summons the lawyer Lindsay to his death bed to disclose that the lovers Raymond Franval and Beatriz Coblan are innocents. Mendonza tells that he had an unrequited love for Beatriz while his lover Emilia Franval was jealous of Beatriz. Emilia had had a love affair with her godson Raymond, who ended their relationship to stay with Beatriz. Mendonza plots with Emilia to kill his wealthy sister-in-law Margarita Santiago to frame Raymond and Emília. The lovers are convicted of murder and sentenced to a life imprisonment in separate wings of the Devil's Island prison. Lindsay decides to visit his clients and when he arrives, he meets the inmate Rosa that tells the fate of the two lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 June 1974 (France) See more »

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Devil's Island Lovers See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Devil Island Lovers
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Devil Island Lovers (1974)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

An incredibly boring and lifeless WIP (Women in Prison) film from director Jess Franco. A man and woman are sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit and soon find themselves being beaten by the guards. I love Franco's WIP films when they're over the top. Sleazy and full of girl on girl action but this thing here featured none of that and tries to tell a serious story but fails on every level. The film has way too much talk with none of it being interesting. Dennis Price, Howard Vernon and Brit Nichols star.


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