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Caged

USA, English, 96 mins

  • Director: John Cromwell
  • Writer: Virginia Kellogg
  • Producer: Jerry Wald

CGiii Comment

Vintage prison drama - that has been, woefully, overlooked.

It received Oscar nominations - and explored territory that was considered a no-go-area for the time.

Rediscover this impressive film - you won't be disappointed.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Frightened 19-year-old Marie Allen gets sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper. Marie's harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.

Cast & Characters

Eleanor Parker as Marie Allen;
Agnes Moorehead as Ruth Benton;
Ellen Corby as Emma Barber;
Hope Emerson as Evelyn Harper;
Betty Garde as Kitty Stark;
Jan Sterling as Smoochie;
Lee Patrick as Elvira Powell;
Olive Deering as June;
Jane Darwell as Isolation Matron;
Gertrude Michael as Georgia Harrison;
Sheila MacRae as Helen;
George Baxter as Jeffries;
Guy Beach as Mr. Cooper;
Don Beddoe as Commissioner Walker;
Gail Bonney as Inmate

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