La Nave Delle Donne Maledette (1953)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The English title of this Italian melodrama is Ship of Damned Women. After murdering her illegitimate baby, Isabella (Tania Weber) pins the blame on her innocent cousin Consuelo (May Britt). Despite the strenuous efforts of her attorney-lover DeSylva (Ettore Manni), Consuelo is found guilty and shipped to a penal colony along with several other female prisoners. En route, the women mutiny, and the ship is sunk. Among the few survivors are Consuelo, her attorney, and through an improbable coincidence, Isabella. Likewise improbable, though eminently satisfying, is the film's finale. Featured in the cast is craggy-faced character actor Eduardo Cianelli, who returned to his native Italy after nearly 20 years in Hollywood to make a handful of films.

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boating, captain [military], child, convict, conviction, cousin, death, drowning, frame-up, husband, inheritance, justice, killing, lawyer, marriage, mutiny, penal-colony, prison, regret, storm, woman, women's-prison