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Swamp Diamonds (Swamp Women)


A plucky police woman infiltrates a group of hardened female criminals who are planning to break jail and retrieve their loot of diamonds from its swampy hiding place. Complications arise when the women abduct Connors and begin fighting each other

Swamp Women (1955 in film) was one of the first films directed by Roger Corman. This adventure film/crime film/horror film follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton who joins three female convicts and escapes from prison. The escape is part of a larger plot to uncover a cache of diamonds hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana. This film is sometimes also known as Cruel Swamp or Swamp Diamonds. The film is now in the public domain. Years later, Swamp Women was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.
In July 1993 the film was featured in the movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 under the title Swamp Diamonds.


The film was shot on location in Louisiana.

DVD releases

  • The film has been released by multiple companies as a 'bargain box' disc.
  • The MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Entertainment as part of the Collection, Volume 10 (out-of-print on both Rhino's and Mst3k's official websites) and Collection, Volume 10.2 DVD sets. As of January 2010, Volume 10.2 is out-of-print on Rhino's official website, but still available on Mst3k's official website.
  • This was also released as part of a large DVD box set of vintage exploitation films categorized; Girls Gone Bad.

See also

  • List of films in the public domain

  • Category:1955 films
    Category:American films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Independent films
    Category:Directorial debut films
    Category:Films directed by Roger Corman
    Category:Films shot in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Category:Films featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes
    Category:Exploitation films

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