Girls in Chains (1943) Film noir

Girls in Chains (1943) A film noir gangster movie that actually created a new genre! One of the earliest women in prison movies. I know there were a bunch of men in prison movie before this, and of course “Fugitive From a Chain Gang” was ten years earlier. Still this is one of the earliest females in prison movies. It kind of sets up the basic formula for the bad girls in prison films. Here the prison staff are more criminal than the women prisoners. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer (detour) but this movie does not rise to that level of film noir goodness. – Broken Trout –


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