99 Women

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    IMDB trailer 99 Women (1969)

    Original Title:
    Der heiße Tod
    Directing:
    Jesús Franco
    Writing:
    Jesús Franco, Harry Alan Towers
    Languages:
    Deutsch, English
    Rating:
    5.5 (15 votes)
    Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
    Runtime:
    99
    Released Date:
    1969-03-05

    Cast

    • Maria Schell
      Leonie Caroll
    • Herbert Lom
      Governor Santos
    • Mercedes McCambridge
      Thelma Diaz
    • Luciana Paluzzi
      Natalie Mendoza
    • Maria Rohm
      Marie

    Overview

    Jesus Franco's campy women's prison film is worthwhile for genre devotees primarily due to an outstanding cast. Mercedes McCambridge is unintentionally hilarious as sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz, spitting tacky dialogue with exuberant venom in a performance so overbearing that it verges on classic. The plot is standard for the genre, as three women (Maria Rohm, Elisa Montes, Luciana Paluzzi) are sentenced to an island prison off the Panamanian coast, only to encounter torture, rape, and lesbianism. When sympathetic Warden Caroll (Maria Schell) replaces Diaz, the prisoners assume that conditions will improve, but their agony only worsens until they decide to escape. Rosalba Neri co-stars, and Herbert Lom runs the corrupt men's prison nearby. 99 Mujeres was heavily censored in various prints, with versions running anywhere between 70 and 108 minutes. Edits running 84, 86, and 94 minutes are most commonly available.
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