The Ship of Condemned Women

The Ship of Condemned Women (Italian: La nave delle donne maledette) is a 1953 Italian historical adventure-melodrama film written and directed by Raffaello Matarazzo and starring Kerima, May Britt and Ettore Manni. It is loosely based on the novel Histoire de 130 femmes by Léon Gozlan.[1][2]

The Ship of Condemned Women
Directed byRaffaello Matarazzo
Produced byAlfredo De Laurentiis
Nello Meniconi
Written byRaffaello Matarazzo
Ennio De Concini
Aldo De Benedetti
May Britt
Ettore Manni
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byLeo Catozzo
Distributed byMinerva Film
Release date
15 November 1953
Running time
101 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Piero Filippone.


A young woman wrongly convicted or murder is sentenced to serve in a penal colony, departs on a ship carrying a hundred female prisoners.



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
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