The Big Doll House (1971) 720p YIFY Movie

The Big Doll House (1971)

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

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  • Genre: Action | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.15G
  • Resolution: 1280x720 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 93
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0/10 
  • MPR: R
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 0

The Synopsis for The Big Doll House (1971) 720p

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.


The Director and Players for The Big Doll House (1971) 720p

[Director]Jack Hill
[Role:]Pam Grier
[Role:]Roberta Collins
[Role:]Judith Brown


The Reviews for The Big Doll House (1971) 720p


Dolls behind bars.Reviewed bymylimboVote: 8/10

New meat enters the big house, in the shape of Collier and she learns that it won't be an easy walk in the park. Grear, Alcott, Bodine, Harad and Ferina welcome her to the rough and tumble endurance of prison life and the importance of holding your own to stay alive. Be it, from your inmates or that of their sadistic prison warden named Miss Diestrich. Then there are two peddlers, Harry and Fred who play off the inmates to get what they want.

Roger Corman sent out exploitation director Jack Hill to the Banana republic (Philippines) with very little money, but on-hand he had a group of stunning women to work with. Though, to Corman's surprise, the end result was nothing but phenomenal, since it did extremely well with moviegoers. Its been done before, but this old hat Women-In-Prison concept for "Big Doll House" became revolutionary by giving it an ounce of fresh treatment (or maybe it was just great timing) that simply appealed to the drive-in audience to ensure the genre would erupt again.

Hill's film is quite watered-down for a WIP exploitation feature (compared to its European cousins), but there are enough nitty, gritty elements involving random drug abuse, sadistic torture, and sexual antics, pumping gunfights and wild cat fights in a very energetic pattern. Production-wise, it's very solid for a meagre budget with it drumming in with a saucy score (and also Pam Grier's tantalisingly, groovy title song) and workman-like camera-work that had a great eye to detail. The bang-up story mainly focuses on a group of well-rounded and strong willed, firebrands who are not easy pushovers. Where they're trying to keep their spirit, pride and dignity in tack. A nice dash of snappy humour is worked into the salty dialogues and fiery language. There are some silly aspects, but it does bust out surprises, spontaneous inventions and comic relief, thanks largely to the minor turn by the charismatic character actor Sid Haig. But it was the memorable Pam Grier's steamily, spruced performance that steals every frame. She was the full package and afterwards would go on to be a true Blaxploitation star. Although, the attractively biting Roberta Collins holds her own quite well and Judy Brown, Pat Woodell and Brooke Mills add to the unique, spicy ensemble. Kathryn Loder performance makes headway too, as the stern and lean prison warden. Director Jack Hill's hardened direction is extremely sturdy and he keeps a quick rapid throughout.

An American WIP exploitation flick that keeps it rather tasteful, but still highly entertaining b-grade material with a well-fitted cast.

Very good for its genreReviewed bygridoonVote: 7/10

What separates - and, in my book, makes better - "The Big Doll House" from most Women-In-Prison films is that the focus here is NOT on the exploitation of the women (though there is some of that, of course), but on their STRENGTH and determination. Roberta Collins and Pat Woodell, in particular, have well-defined characters that know how to take care of themselves. The fights (including some mud-wrestling) are rough and wild. The casting is excellent: you know something is right when Pam Grier isn't even the most beautiful woman on the screen! Collins, in particular, has a kind of beauty that you rarely see nowadays. Contrary to what other people have said, I found the scenes involving Sid Haig and his partner to be the most undesirable: they do provide some form of comic relief but they go on too long and occasionally kill the pace of the movie. (**1/2)

Reviewed byTheMarquisDeSuaveVote: 6/10/10

"The Big Doll House" is the film thats, along with its follow-up (notexactly sequel) "The Big Bird Cage", mainly kicked off the whole WomenIn Prison exploitation subgenre. The surprising thing is that its notnearly as exploitive as other entries in the genre. Sure, there's theobligatory shower sequences and sadistic guards and wardens, but thefemale prisoners are shown in a genuinely positive light with lots ofdetermination and smarts. I'm not saying its some kind of feministmasterpiece, but its more politically correct than most entries. JackHill was always one of the most intelligent drive-in filmmakers. Hisdirection is skilled and keeps everything moving at a quick andexciting pace.

The acting all around is quite accomplished for a b-movie as well. Asthe heroines, Roberta Collins and Judy Brown create compelling andsympathetic tough girls who are easy to root for. Pam Grier is in this,but shes merely given a supporting role. Her real breakthrough tosuper-stardom came with the blaxploitation classic "Coffy" two yearslater (also directed by Hill). Sid Haig and Christiane Schmidtmer bothoffer good sleazy support. As the sympathetic and reform minded doctor,Jack Davis offers the dullest portrayal in the film, but hes really notan important role. "The Big Doll House" is one of the most importantexploitation films of the decade if far from the best. Its stillenjoyable to watch nowadays. (6/10)

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