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Prison Without Bars (1938)

Suzanne, Renee, Nina and Marta all hate being in prison, being slapped and treated badly, and so all the girls are trying to escape. Madame Appel just causes chaos all the time, with her ... See full summary »

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Egon Eis (play), Otto Eis (play) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Corinne Luchaire ... Suzanne
Edna Best ... Yvonne Chanel
Barry K. Barnes ... Dr. Georges Marechal
Mary Morris ... Renee
Lorraine Clewes Lorraine Clewes ... Alice
Sally Wisher Sally Wisher ... Julie
Martita Hunt ... Mme. Appel
Margaret Yarde Margaret Yarde ... Mlle. Artemise
Elsie Shelton Elsie Shelton ... Mme. Remy
Glynis Johns ... Nina
Phyllis Morris Phyllis Morris ... Mlle. Pauline
Nancy Roberts Nancy Roberts ... Mlle. Dupont
Enid Lindsey Enid Lindsey ... Mlle. Renard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roma Rice Roma Rice ... Extra
Verena Rice Verena Rice ... Marta
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Suzanne, Renee, Nina and Marta all hate being in prison, being slapped and treated badly, and so all the girls are trying to escape. Madame Appel just causes chaos all the time, with her harsh manners. When Yvonne with her free-thinking ways is put in charge of the school for misbehaving girls, and asks them to tell her their complaints, they don't believe her at first. Yvonne is in love and about to marry the establishment's doctor, and it does not help that one teenage girl falls for him - and is corresponded. It's a hard life for the girls, and for the new female warden. Written by Artemis-9

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Incorrigible! Marked "Bad" by the World ... What Chance has she for Love? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mulheres Sem Homens See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film had its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Friday 21 January 1949 on Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 20 February 1949 on KTSL (Channel 5). See more »

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Remake of Prison sans barreaux (1938) See more »

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Fantastic Film! Should of made it big! A+++++++++++++++++++++
4 September 2005 | by drunkenmonkey5823See all my reviews

This film is rare to find but I have a copy of it on VHS which I purchased from a US hard-to-find video site, and loved it! Great acting ability from the adorable Glynis Johns and Verena Rice. Edna Best is a delight, Mary Morris shows real skills and Martita Hunt brings a lot to her role.

With the superb Director, Brian Desmond Hurst, and the well known Producer, Alexander Korda, the only reason I can think that this film did not do well is because I heard that the main star, Corinne Luchaire, got together with a German Nazi just after the films release.

Such a shame! Enjoyed the film greatly all the same and wish it could be released in the stores! A+


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