Women's Prison (1955 film)

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Women's Prison
Women's Prison FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lewis Seiler
Produced by Bryan Foy
Screenplay by Crane Wilbur
Jack DeWitt
Story by Jack DeWitt
Starring Ida Lupino
Jan Sterling
Cleo Moore
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Lester White
Edited by Henry Batista
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • February 1955 (1955-02) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Women's Prison is a 1955 film prison noir directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling and Cleo Moore.[1]

The movie is noted today for the appearance of Moore, and for Lupino's performance as the aggressively cruel warden. In the 1980s this movie became rather popular, Sony Pictures subsequently released it in the box-set Bad Girls of Film Noir: Volume II along with One Girl's Confession and Over-Exposed.


A ruthless superintendent of a prison (Lupino) makes life hell for the female inmates.



Critical response[edit]

The staff at Variety magazine praised some of the actors in the film, "Sterling scores nicely as a tough moll, Cleo Moore is a typical femme inmate and Vivian Marshall, as an ex-stripteaser gone wrong, shines in some amusing impersonations."[2]


  1. ^ Women's Prison at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  2. ^ Variety. Staff film review, 1955. Accessed: August 15, 2013.

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