Women's Prison is a film noir directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Audrey Totter, Phyllis Thaxter and Cleo Moore. The movie is Plot · Cast · Reception · See also. Film genre: This genre category is for those films whose narrative elements primarily are constructed s prison films (1 P) Women in prison films (72 P). A prison film is a film genre concerned with prison life and often prison escape. These films range from acclaimed dramas examining the nature of prisons, such as Cool Hand Luke, Midnight Express, Brubaker, Escape from Alcatraz, The Shawshank Redemption, and Kiss of the Spider Woman to actioners like.