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...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

Nella città l'inferno (original title)
A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

Director:

Renato Castellani

Writers:

Isa Mari (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Magnani ... Egle
Giulietta Masina ... Lina
Cristina Gaioni ... Marietta Mugnari (as Cristina Gajoni)
Anita Durante Anita Durante ... Assunta
Milly Milly ... Sister Giuseppina (as Milly Monti)
Marcella Rovena Marcella Rovena ... Signora Luisa
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Ida Maroni
Elda Bardelli Elda Bardelli
Virginia Benati Virginia Benati ... Vera
Manzilla Ercolani Manzilla Ercolani ... First Amelia
Renata Frati Renata Frati ... Second Amelia
Luigina Giustini Luigina Giustini ... Giacomino
Lia Grani Lia Grani ... Contessa
Mirella Gregori Mirella Gregori
Alba Maiolini ... Sara (as Alba Majolini)
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture. The inmates she befriends vary from big tough dangerous dames to smaller submissive ladies who are totally lost in prison life. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...and the Wild Wild Women See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Riama Film, Francinex See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Maruzzella
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Written by Enzo Bonagura and Renato Carosone
Performed by Anna Magnani
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Women's prison.
13 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This film received only a minor release in the United States in a shortened and dubbed version and was shown intact only at some touring museum series many years later. That is a shame considering the stature of the two leading performers, Anna Magnani and Giulietta Masina, both of them great ladies of the Italian cinema. Their performances are riveting. NELLA CITTA' L'INFERNO is about an innocent housewife (Masina) who is falsely convicted of theft and is sent to a women's prison in Rome. There she is tutored in the ways of crime by her expert cell-mate (Magnani) and must live amid a company of prostitutes, murderers, and thieves. Their effect on her is not a positive one. Renato Castellani directed this lively piece, and Roman comedian-actor Alberto Sordi has a small role in it.


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