GenreCrime, Drama Produced byBryan Foy WriterCrane Wilbur LanguageEnglish
Release dateApril 11, 1962 (1962-04-11) CastShirley Knight (Erica Hayden), Andrew Duggan (Warden Frank Cole), Barbara Nichols (Candy Kane), Margaret Hayes (Zoe Stoughton), Jeanne Cooper (Helen Jennings), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Hunter) Similar moviesEdison, Bound, Barbed Wire Dolls, Caged, The Edge of Heaven, White Oleander
TaglineWhat The Streets Don't Teach This Jail Does!
La casa delle donne film completo the house of women full movie
House of Women is a 1962 American crime drama film directed by Crane Wilbur, starring Shirley Knight and Andrew Duggan. Walter Doniger who had been initially hired to direct the film was fired and replaced by Crane Wilbur ten days into the shooting.
Erica Hayden (Knight) is a young expectant mother who is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years. Erica learns that she must find a guardian for her daughter or she will become a ward of the state. The prison's warden, Frank Cole (Duggan), becomes infatuated with Erica and effectively blocks her chances for a parole.
When another inmate's child dies, the woman becomes deranged. Erica prevents a tragedy and earns the right to be freed to be with her daughter, while the Warden Cole's unethical methods come to light.