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.


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



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