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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:

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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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Mono

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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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So much bush, you'd think you were in a jungle.
2 November 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This video nastie was banned in Britain and never released.

No, it wasn't for Jesus Franco's propensity for plenty of full frontal nudity, including his own wife, Lina Romay. After all, they have made over 100 films together, and I am sure moviegoers know her as well as he does.

No, it was the application of the old "Tucker Telephone." I don't know if Franco got the idea from the Tucker prison farm in Arkansas, or from Generalissimo Franco, but the application of electrical wires to his wife's vagina and the electrical current was too much for the Brits.

Yes, there is a poorly done lesbian scene (only one), and the women in prison all slept naked, but that gets to be a bore after a while. Mostly people just smoked and talked. Pretty boring.


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