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Big Doll House, The (1971)

“Their bodies were caged . . . but not their desires”

An early example of the women-in-prison picture, a 1970s genre that was generally regarded as too hot for the UK.

In this one, the extremely popular Pam Grier and four other tough ladies generally do what is expected of them – fight, have showers, try to escape and so on.

bigdollhouse_001Roger Corman protégé Jack Hill shot it cheaply in the Philippines, the location for many exploitation films of the period.

Unwatchable trash or a cult classic, depending on your attitude.

Collier
Judith Brown
Alcott
Roberta Collins
Grear
Pam Grier
Harrad
Brooke Mills
Bodine
Pat Woodell
Harry
Sid Haig
Miss Dietrich
Christiane Schmidtmer

Director
Jack Hill