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Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director:

Don Edmonds

Writers:

Jonah Royston, John C.W. Saxton (as Jonah Royston)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dyanne Thorne ... Ilsa
Gregory Knoph ... Wolfe
Tony Mumolo Tony Mumolo ... Mario
Maria Marx Maria Marx ... Anna
Nicolle Riddell Nicolle Riddell ... Kata
Sandy Richman Sandy Richman ... Maigret
George 'Buck' Flower ... Binz (as C.D. Lafleuer)
Rodina Keeler ... Gretchen
Richard Kennedy ... General (as Wolfgang Roehm)
Lance Marshall Lance Marshall ... Richter
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Storyline

The scene is set from the start - Ilsa, chief warden of a Nazi concentration - is enjoying the pleasures of one of her male captives. He has the temerity to orgasm before she does, and is speedily hauled off by 2 of Ilsa's henchwomen for speedy castration. Shortly after, a lorry load of fresh female captives arrives. Ilsa informs them: "Do not be afraid, we are doctors." While this statement is true, the reality is that she wishes to use them in "medical experiments" to prove that women are as able to withstand pain as men, in fact better. This is in fact "proved" by flogging one of each to death at the same time, with the two henchwomen laying on with whips while stripped to the waist. After much more along the same lines, Ilsa's nemesis arrives - a blond, blue-eyed American who has been swept up in the death camps. He satisfies her, but weakened by lust for him, Ilsa fails to spot the inevitable prisoners revolt which reverses the table on the baddies. Ilsa is given the full, um, ... Written by tmulqueen

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aeteas Filmproduktions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Phyllis Davis was originally considered for the role of Ilsa. See more »

Goofs

When one of the prisoners uses the machine gun at the end of the movie you hear the shots but as the bandoleer is not moving (meaning that no ammunition is loaded into the gun) it is not firing at all. See more »

Quotes

Ilsa: You have been given the honor of sleeping with a German woman, an officer of the SS!
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Alternate Versions

Anchor Bay's DVD release is the complete, uncut version of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Hellboy (2004) See more »

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Die Fahne hoch
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Written by Horst Wessel
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Classic
23 March 2006 | by RathkoSee all my reviews

An exploitation classic that is a surprisingly enjoyable film. Ilsa, the Arian commandant of a secret medical facility, sets out to prove to her doubting superiors that women are able to endure greater pain and suffering than men. She does this by torturing the female inmates in increasingly diabolical ways, while trying to break the American 'sexual freak of nature', Wolfe. Cue lots of gratuitous nudity, castration, strangulation, boiling alive, magnificent pre-implant breasts, softcore sex and gang rape, golden showers, and general bloody mayhem. The German accents are hilarious, and the acting barely one step up from Hershael Gordon Lewis and early John Waters. It even has the ubiquitous 'moral message' at the beginning. But unlike so many of these movies, 'Ilsa' manages to avoid descending into tedious repetition half way through, and builds to a brilliantly ludicrous climax in which an entire camp is gunned down by machine gun fire, without a drop of blood being spilt. Brilliant.


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