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Don Spencer (screenplay) &
R.Z. Samuel (story)
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January 1973 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Phyllis Davis ... Sugar
Ellaraino ... Simone (as Ella Edwards)

Timothy Brown ... Mojo
Pamela Collins ... Dolores

Cliff Osmond ... Burgos
Angus Duncan ... Dr. John

Jacqueline Giroux ... Fara (as Jackie Giroux)
Darl Severns ... Carlos
Albert Cole ... Max
James Houghton ... Rick

James Whitworth ... Mario
Elvira Oropeza
Ramón Coll (as Ramon Coll)
Nicholas Baker
Juan Antillon Freer
Antonio Casas Figueroa
Frank Garcia
Diane Rojas
Ana Maria Rivera
Nicky Jacobstahl
José Luis Jiménez (as Luis Jimenez)
Laurencio Cordero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Alexander ... Sal (uncredited)

Directed by
Michel Levesque 
Writing credits
Don Spencer  screenplay &
R.Z. Samuel  story

Produced by
Peter Cornberg .... associate producer
Charles S. Swartz .... producer
Lawrence Woolner .... executive producer (as Lawrence H. Woolner)
Original Music by
Don Gere 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Torres (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ken Robinson 
Barry Simon 
Art Direction by
Cerman Ramirez 
Makeup Department
Elvira Oropeza .... makeup artist (as Elvira Cropeza)
Production Management
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... production manager (as Alfonso Sanchez Tello)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Broderick .... assistant director
César Armando Jiménez .... assistant director (as Cesar Jimenez)
Art Department
Jesus Duran .... set dresser
Miguel Padilla .... propman
Sound Department
Jesus Gonzales Canzi .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcelino Iniestra .... head electrician
Antonio Ramírez 'Puma' .... key grip (as Antonio Ramirez)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Esquivel .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Allyson Moore .... assistant editor
Other crew
Steve Orfanos .... main title design
Patty Sue Townsend .... script supervisor (as Patti Townsend)

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Also Known As:
"Captive Women 3" -
"Chaingang Girls" -
"Hellfire on Ice" -
"She Devils in Chains" -
"7 yperohes diestrammenes" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Hel voor verdoemde vrouwen" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"L'isola delle salamandre" - Italy
"Lost Women - Flucht aus Camp 21" - West Germany (reissue title)
"Opprør i fangeleiren" - Norway (video box title)
"Porno i junglehelvedet" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Sweet Sugar - Wildkatzen im Frauencamp" - West Germany (imdb display title)
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90 min | USA:78 min (VHS version)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1976) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Outtakes and unedited footage of Phyllis Davis's nude scenes were featured (without the actresses consent) in the direct to video Famous T & A (1982) (V).See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Author: alansmithee04 ( from St. Cloud, Minnesota

One of a slew of Women In Prison (WIP) exploitation flicks hurriedly lensed after Jack Hill's hugely successful "The Big Doll House" mopped up at the box office for Roger Corman. This one's fairly typical of the subgenre, delivering the WIP formula of nudity and sadism in well measured doses.

It's only notable features are an early writing effort by Stephanie "Terminal Island" Rothman and a truly over-the-top performance by Angus Duncan. He plays Dr. John, the demented warden of the sugar cane plantation to which Phyllis Davis is sentenced, with a hammy verve rarely seen today.

Also slightly notable is the 'cat tossing' scene which, IMOHO, wins the all-time award for "Worst Abuse of an Animal to Set Up A Stupid Visual Pun." Otherwise, "Sweet Sugar" is pretty much every WIP flick you've ever seen.

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