Barbed Wire Dolls

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1975
  • Color
  • Running Time: 90 min | UK:76 min (cut) | Australia:74 min (cut) | Germany:78 min
  • Production Co: Elite Film
  • Distribution Co: Aquarius Releasing (1977) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Cinépix Film Properties (CFP) (1976) (Canada) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Blake Films (1977) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Jess Franco
  • Written by Jesus Franco, Connie Grau, Christine Lembach
  • Starring Lina Romay, Paul Miller, Monica Swinn
  • Produced by Erwin C. Dietrich
  • Original Music by Walter Baumgartner, Daniel White
  • Cinematography by Jesus Franco (as David Khunne)
  • Film Editing by Peter Baumgartner, Marie-Luise Buschke (as Marie Louise Buschke)

Plot Summary

  • Maria is sent to prison for killing her father who tried to rape her.

Also Known As

  • Jailhouse Wardress (Argentina / France)
  • Barbed Wire Dolls (USA)
  • Caged Women (UK)
  • Femmes en cage (France)
  • Meisjes achter trailies (Netherlands)
  • Penitenziario femminile per reati sessuali (Italy)
  • To Stratopedo tis diafthoras (Greece)
  • Woman Caged (Philippines - English title)
  • Women's Penitentiary IV


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