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Cage of Gold (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 January 1952 (USA)
In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Jack Whittingham (from an original story by), Paul L. Stein (from an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Simmons ... Judith
David Farrar ... Bill
James Donald ... Alan
Madeleine Lebeau ... Marie
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Antoinette
Herbert Lom ... Rahman
Bernard Lee ... Inspector Grey
Grégoire Aslan ... Duport (as Gregoire Aslan)
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Waddy
Harcourt Williams ... Dr. Kearn
Léo Ferré ... Victor (as Leo Ferre)
George Benson George Benson ... Assistant Registrar
Martin Boddey ... Adams
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Jenkins
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... A Policeman
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Storyline

A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The drama of a girl threatened by her past.

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café 'Det gyldne bur' See more »

Filming Locations:

Ealing, London, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Madeleine Lebeau receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Gay Paris
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Written by Léo Ferré
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"... I know that now, and always will..."
1 December 2018 | by Brucey_DSee all my reviews

David Farrar was in some danger of being typecast as something of a cad around this time (Black Narcissus and 'Gone to Earth') and he puts in a good performance as usual here. There are also good supporting roles from some other stalwart actors.

But really this is Jean Simmons' film; she has a more rounded role here and to some folk she could do no wrong on the silver screen.

This movie wasn't all that well received when it first came out and in hindsight it isn't that easy to see why; maybe expectations were set too highly or something. It is a little slow-paced perhaps, but as others have pointed out it surely deserves a better score here than it has at present; most films with that ranking are stinking the place up something rotten and this film is certainly not in that category.

Well worth watching, especially if you like Jean Simmons; a solid 7/10 from me.


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