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Don Spencer (screenplay) &
R.Z. Samuel (story)
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Release Date:
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1976) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #570) | 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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Referenced in Lovelace (2013)See more »
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Formulaic WiP movie with some insane moments, 22 August 2013
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

Following in the genre-setting footsteps of Jack Hill's The Big Doll House (1971), Sweet Sugar is a formulaic Women in Prison movie from Werewolves on Wheels (1971) director Michel Levesque. Busty prostitute Sugar (Phyllis Davis) is set up for marijuana possession by a corrupt politician, and is thrown into a Costa Rican prison. She is given the opportunity to be moved to the sugar plantation in exchange for a confession, where she meets the various feisty inmates, including Simone (Ella Edwards). Amongst the male guards, there is hustler Max (Albert Cole) who is trying to get his young friend Ric (James Houghton) laid, and the tyrannical and sadistic Burgos (Cliff Osmond), all overlooked by the creepy Dr. John (Angus Duncan). The girls' hopes are raised upon the arrival of voodoo priest Mojo (Timothy Brown), who uses his powers in black magic to help set them free.

If you're a fan of WiP movies, then Sweet Sugar, if anything, ticks all the boxes. We have shower scenes, boobs (naturally), topless flogging, ketchup-red blood, rapey guards, a filming location where filming is cheap, torture, a sassy black chick, and explosions. Where it stands out is in the sheer insanity of certain scenes, namely Angus Duncan's ridiculously over-the-top Dr. John, who performs orgasm torture experiments on his subjects, and some drugged angry cats. Duncan camps it up so ludicrously that the mundanity of the rest of the film becomes redundant enough to get some enjoyment out of it. Davis has the chesty charm of a Russ Meyer lead (and also starred in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)), but she's no Pam Grier, and the film's quirkiness soon wears thin, as it plods from one familiar scene to the next. It's not quite as dull as most WiP movies, but it's still a pretty bad film that offers nothing new to the genre.

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