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Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Frauengefängnis (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 1977 (USA)
Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco, Connie Grau (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lina Romay ... Maria da Guerra
Paul Muller ... Carlos Costa (as Paul Müller)
Monica Swinn ... The Wardress (as Monika Swinn)
Roger Darton Roger Darton ... Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss Ronald Weiss ... The Warden
Martine Stedil ... Bertha Contrini
Eric Falk ... Nestor
Peggy Markoff ... Pompadour (as Peggy Markhoff)
Nathalie Mann Nathalie Mann
Denis Torre Denis Torre
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... José (as Ray Hardy)
Beni Cardoso Beni Cardoso ... Rosaria Cortina
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Storyline

Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

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Girl Inmates Learn Quickly, You Give in to the Sex-Mad Warden ... Or Die ... See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbed Wire Dolls See more »

Filming Locations:

Honduras

Company Credits

Production Co:

Elite Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Muller, the Swiss actor who played Carlos Costa, was dubbed by Gerd Duwner. See more »

Quotes

[Maria finds a dead mouse under the food on her plate]
Maria da Guerra: Ah! A mouse!
Guard: What's wrong?
Maria da Guerra: I found a mouse here on my plate. Look at it!
Guard: So what? It adds protein to your diet.
[Guard pushes Maria's face onto the plate]
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Referenced in Missing Reel: Women in Prison (2014) See more »

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To all you fellow sick minds of the world: you will like this movie.
6 April 2004 | by tonopah6See all my reviews

A sick mind, or a million dollars . . . Which is better? Currently I only have the sick mind: and this movie feeds that fairly well! The version I saw was 81 minutes instead of the 90 minute full length film: but still, I would have to inform you to NOT use the comment from, Quebec, Canada. Because, the lack of 9 minutes probably would not have deleted scenes of any loot from a robbery, or some insurance whatever, or information about a woman in prison for killing her lover: none of those statements was correct from what I saw. There was a prisoner who killed her father, and one who killed her brother. But . . . You'll have to watch to find out what really took place about one of those killings. And let me tell you about the female warden, Monica Swinn; she may not have been as sexy as Brigitte Nielsen's portrayal of a warden, but Monica still had appeal, and did very well with being a mean bitch. The eyepiece she wears is a good touch, too, along with the Nazi book she reads. And though her voice was dubbed, that voice was well chosen. The warden loves seeing nude prisoners get mistreated; and when you see the nudity, you're seeing a film much better then your average soft-core movie. You will also see a great looking old prison; or it's a castle by the sea? And finally, you'll see the jungle area between the prison and the sea where an escape takes place. But . . . the ending is not your typical Hollywood bullsh*t.


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