Betrayed Women (1955)

  |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs.... See full summary »


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28 October 2019 | boblipton
| Careless Love
Tough-tawkin' gun moll Beverly Roberts is sent to the women's work prison, where she is promptly thrown into solitary. Esther Dale runs the joint with a heavy hand, and when her brother takes one of the inmates joy-riding, she isn't pleased. Still, some of the women break out and take hostages, but the state troopers are hot on their trail.

There's not much lesbian symbolism going on in this one. Director Edward L. Cahn seems more interested in offering the script's message about prison reform, the need for more money, and the salvation of individuals through good will in this one. Some of the dialogue sounds awfully bad, particularly when Darlene Fields tells John Damler to come back, and he asks in reply if she wants him or the money. Listening to the girls playing the cons trying to act as if they're Wallace Beery is a bit of a hoot.

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

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