The Radio Times logo

House of Women

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1962
  • Walter Doniger
  • 85 mins
  • A

Summary

Drama about a young woman, Erica, who is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years, where she faces deplorable conditions. With the aid of the warden, she sets out to prove her innocence.

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

A major studio like Warner Bros is far too strait-laced to produce an out-and-out exploitation movie, though that was the pitch for this story of women convicts that went out on a double-bill with Samar, a tale of male political prisoners in the Philippines in the 19th century. But back to the women, chief among whom is Shirley Knight, sentenced to five years for robbery even though she's pregnant and just about as saintly as Mother Teresa or Mary Pickford. Compared to Jonathan Demme's Caged Heat, which is the real Ms McCoy, this is a Women's Institute tea party.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
EricaShirley Knight
Warden ColeAndrew Duggan
Sophie BriceConstance Ford
Candy KaneBarbara Nichols
Zoe Margaret Hayes
Helen JenningsJeanne Cooper
Mrs HunterVirginia Gregg
DorisPatricia Huston

Crew

rolename
DirectorWalter Doniger

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Pathe Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content