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Women Behind Bars (1975)

Des diamants pour l'enfer (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 1975 (France)
A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesús Franco (as A.M. Frank)

Writer:

Marius Lesoeur (as Marius Lefrère)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lina Romay ... Shirley Fields
Martine Stedil ... Martine (as Martine Steed)
Nathalie Chape Nathalie Chape
Roger Darton Roger Darton ... Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss Ronald Weiss ... Carlo de Bries
Denis Torre Denis Torre ... Jailer
Frieda Altstadt Frieda Altstadt
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Gangster Boss
Jesús Franco ... Bill (as Clifford Brown)
Joëlle Le Quément Joëlle Le Quément ... Cora (as Joëlle Le Quement)
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A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars where she faces all manner of electric shock treatments to various parts of her anatomy. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Women Behind Bars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The torture scenes were improvised. See more »

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The car used in the robbery at the beginning is the same car used at the end of the film by Lina Romay after she's come out of prison. See more »

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Woman in prison sleaze
14 May 2005 | by jasbart29See all my reviews

Woman behind bars, directed by Jess Franco(as Rick Deconnink)is basically an exploitation film set in a woman's prison. The film has several of Franco's trademarks such as lots of full frontal nudity and woman being tortured in a number of ways. One such torture scene involves the star Lina Romay, who in reality is the wife of Jess Franco, having live electrodes applied to her breasts and genitals.

Because of these torture scenes the film was placed on the DPP video nasty list. Eventually the film was removed from the list but the film has never been re-released.

In the film Romay murders her boyfriend to steal his hoard of diamonds, but she winds up in prison in the hands of a sadistic warden and his guards The film would appeal to fans of Franco's directing style and also fans of exploitation films especially the woman in prison sub genre.


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