Swamp Women

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Not to be confused with Swamp Woman.
Swamp Women
A promotional film poster for "Swamp Women."
Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by David Stern
Starring Beverly Garland
Carole Mathews
Mike Connors
Marie Windsor
Jil Jarmyn
Susan Cummings
Music by Willis Holman
Cinematography Frederick E. West
Edited by Ronald Sinclair
Distributed by Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc.
Release dates
  • November 16, 1956 (1956-11-16)
Running time
84 min
Country United States
Language English

Swamp Women (1956) was one of the first films directed by Roger Corman. This adventure/crime follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton who joins three female convicts and escapes from prison. The escape is part of a larger plot to uncover a cache of diamonds hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana. This film is sometimes also known as Cruel Swamp or Swamp Diamonds. The film is now in the public domain. Swamp Women was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

In July 1993 the film was featured in the movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 under the title Swamp Diamonds.


The film was shot on location in Louisiana.[1] Shot in 22 days.

DVD releases[edit]

  • The film has been released by multiple companies as a 'bargain box' disc.
  • The MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 10 (out-of-print on both Rhino's and Mst3k's official websites) and Collection, Volume 10.2 DVD sets. As of January 2010, Volume 10.2 is out-of-print on Rhino's official website, but still available on Mst3k's official website.
  • This was also released as part of a large DVD box set of vintage exploitation films categorized; Girls Gone Bad.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 8

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