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A promotional film poster for "Swamp Women."
|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Produced by||Roger Corman|
|Written by||David Stern|
|Music by||Willis Holman|
|Cinematography||Frederick E. West|
|Edited by||Ronald Sinclair|
|Distributed by||Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc.|
Swamp Women (1955) was one of the first films directed by Roger Corman. This adventure/crime/horror film 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. Years later, Swamp Women was included as one of the choices in the 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. Shot in 22 days.
- 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.
- Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 8
- Swamp Women is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Swamp Women at the Internet Movie Database
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