42 Years of “1,000 Convicts and a Woman”

1000convictsposterThis month in 1971 the British exploitation picture, “1,000 Convicts and a Woman” was released! This is a silly women-in-prison flick (sorta), sometimes known as Fun and Gameswhich may be a more accurate title, as Chad Hoolihan sees it: “When the title writes a check the movie can’t cash”.  Essentially, this flick was a lot tamer than it was billed, to everyone’s frustration.  It is positively dull by today’s standards.  The general consensus seems to be this was a tame British exploitation film, but its American-style promo campaign over-promised what was actually delivered.

It did, however, star Alexandra Hay, who passed away far too young of a heart condition, in 1993 at the tender age of 46.  This was directed by Ray Austin, a former driver for none other than Cary Grant, and who is now in his early 80s.

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Also in this movie was Terry Richards, who we remember more as the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark: 

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