The Big Doll House (1971)

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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.




  • Roberta Collins and Christiane Schmidtmer in The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Roberta Collins and Pat Woodell in The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Roberta Collins and Judith Brown in The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Brooke Mills in The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Roberta Collins in The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Pam Grier and Kathryn Loder in The Big Doll House (1971)

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29 January 2014 | Uriah43
| An Interesting Low-Budget "Women-in-Prison" Film
After killing her rich husband a woman by the name of "Collier" (Judith Brown) is sentenced to 99 years at hard labor at a women's prison somewhere deep in the Philippine jungle. She is put in a cell with 5 other beautiful women who go by the names of "Alcott" (Roberta Collins), "Bodine" (Pat Woodell), "Grear" (Pam Greer), "Harrad" (Brooke Mills) and "Ferina"(Gina Stuart). While each of them have their own story to tell they all share one particular view which is that the head guard, "Lucian" (Kathryn Loder) is extremely sadistic and the attractive warden "Miss Dietrich"(Christiane Schmidtmer) is either incompetent or ambivalent to the torture and abuse within the prison. Yet although a recently assigned doctor named "Dr. Phillips" (Jack Davis) is trying to correct the problem the inmates decide to take matters into their own hands and attempt to escape. Now, rather than detailing all of the events that transpire and risk spoiling the movie for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this was an interesting low-budget "Women-in-Prison" film which covered most of the main aspects associated with movies of this type. It certainly had more than its share of gorgeous women. And while I certainly can't complain about that the fact is that the overall plot was a bit too "by the numbers" and lacked credibility. No doubt fans of this genre will find it enjoyable though and overall I rate it as slightly above average.

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Release Date:

26 February 1972



Country of Origin

Philippines, USA

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Box Office


$125,000 (estimated)

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