Swamp Women (1955)
This 'Swamp Women' was one of the very first films Roger Corman directed
(he was still in his 20's around the time it got released) but it
immediately becomes clear how he built up of the reputation of being
the 'King of the B's'.
This follows the adventures of the notorious "Nardo Gang", an all-female
criminal gang. The participants (Windsor, Garland, and Mathews) escape from
prison and head for the swamp, where they have hidden a fortune in diamonds
among the cypresses and alligators. Along the way they kidnap Mike Connors
and his girlfriend.
Connors' girlfriend is unfortunately served as dinner to an alligator, so
the gang keeps Connors as their boy toy while going deeper and deeper into
the swamp. The digging up of the diamonds and the following action is as
campy as possible.
The attraction of this movie has to be the characters played by Garland and
Windsor. Garland plays certainly one of the most bitchy and disagreeable female
prison escapees ever captured on film, while Windsor's character plays the steady,
diplomatic one, all the while lusting after Connors...who is kept tied up most
of the time. A very interesting film, worth watching for the three leads, and for
the outrageous story. (IMDB)