20 February, 2007

STILL SMOKING WITH JESS FRANCO!



Francesco Cesari sends this image of Lina Romay and Martine Stedil sneaking a smoke in the slammer. Note that the set looks like a parking lot surrounded by a typical stockade fence! Typical mid 70s JF mise en scene. From the DVD of the 1975 Z grade WIP DES DIAMANTS POUR L'ENFER [yes, that's the film Franco made in secret while filming BARBED WIRE DOLLS, even the actors didn't know what was going on!}. This film is known as WOMEN BEHIND BARS in its English language version. It's very amusing and one of my favorite JF WIPs.

Francesco comments: "This is a film about smoking girls!"

Indeed it is. Thanks, Francesco.

And look out for the guards, girls!

3 comments:

ID said...

Here in Spain "smoking girl" is euphemism for "whores".

Great job this blog!

Robert Monell said...

Interesting, thanks for that cultural note. I think Franco often fills his films with these kind of puns and secret codes. Welcome to the blog and thanks for your comment.

JohnBraun said...

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