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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

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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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2.35 : 1
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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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Women Behind Bars
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Women Behind Bars (1975)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jess Franco women in prison flick, which deals more with a robbery than the actual prison. A woman (Lina Romay) gets six years in prison after killing her jewel thief boyfriend. Once behind bars she has all sorts of wicked people trying to get her to tell where the boyfriend hid the diamonds before she shot him. This is a somewhat interesting film since Franco decided to concentrate more on the jewels rather than the behind the bars stuff. There's still some dirty moments including tons of nudity, a lesbian scene and a couple torture sequences but this is still fairly clear for a Franco WIP film. Romay has never been accused of being a good actress but she fits her role fine here and she's certainly cute so watching her naked isn't a problem. Franco himself plays a gangster in the film, which is a role he did quite often during this time frame. This is the movie Franco shot at the same time and on the same sets as the bigger budgeted Barbed Wire Dolls, which is one of the all time greats of the genre.


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