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Women Without Men (1956)

Comedy and drama as three women, including one with her baby, escape from prison.

Directors:

Elmo Williams, Bert Glazer (as Herbert Glazer)

Writer:

Richard H. Landau (original story) (as Richard Landau)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverly Michaels ... Angie Booth
Joan Rice ... Cleo Thompson
Thora Hird ... Granny Rafferty
Avril Angers Avril Angers ... Bessie
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Nick Randall (UK version)
Hermione Baddeley ... Grace
Bill Shine ... Reveller
Gordon Jackson ... Percy
Valerie White Valerie White ... Prison Governor
Eugene Deckers ... Pierre
April Olrich April Olrich ... Marguerite
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Julian Lord
Betty Cooper Betty Cooper ... Evans
Sheila Burrell ... Babs
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Bargee
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Seeking the whereabouts of international gangster Nick Randall, the U.S. State Department seeks the help of Scotland Yard. Nick's girl, Angela, is currently in a British prison, but has refused to give Nick away. So the authorities contact Gran' Ramsey, a stoolie currently at the same prison as Angela, to have her arrange an escape for Angela, so the police can follow her to Nick. Gran' stages a getaway, the two women taking with them a third, Marguerite, whose prison-born baby is about to be turned over to the welfare department. It is up to Gran' to keep the police informed of Angela's whereabouts without being detected by the escapees, while waiting for Angela to contact Nick... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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Dangerous decoy in a game of murder!

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Crime | Drama

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Quotes

Granny Rafferty: Say a prayer 'cos I haven't driven for 20 years. OK Lindbergh, swing your propellers!
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Soundtracks

The Holly and the Ivy
(uncredited)
Traditional, music first published by Cecil J. Sharp, originally arranged by H. Walford Davies
Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Thelma stars
13 March 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Thelma Hurd shines through in this women's prison comedy/drama from Hammer.The plot is very routine.There is a prison concert which takes up a considerable time.Fairly unmemorable.


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Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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