5 Branded Women
Starring Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles, Barbara Bel
Geddes, Van Heflin, Richard Basehart
Directed by Martin Ritt
Runtime: 115 min.
Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women
believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various
reasons, have indeed - and their seducer is a lone, swaggering sergeant
whom the partisans briskly emasculate. Escorted out of town by the
sheepish Nazis, the forlorn ladies link up, patriotically and romantically,
with a band of tough mountain guerrillas.