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Caged (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 10 June 1950 (USA)
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

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John Cromwell
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eleanor Parker ... Marie Allen
Agnes Moorehead ... Ruth Benton
Ellen Corby ... Emma Barber
Hope Emerson ... Evelyn Harper
Betty Garde ... Kitty Stark
Jan Sterling ... Jeta Kovsky - aka Smoochie
Lee Patrick ... Elvira Powell
Olive Deering ... June Roberts - Inmate
Jane Darwell ... Isolation Matron
Gertrude Michael ... Georgia Harrison
Sheila MacRae ... Helen (as Sheila Stevens)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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You don't know women until you know them without men! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Femmes en cage See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first of Eleanor Parker's three Oscar nominations for best actress. See more »

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When Marie Allen announces that her kitten has died, the cat opens its mouth. See more »

Quotes

Prison wagon driver: [Opening lines] Pile out, you tramps! It's the end of the line!
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Referenced in Reform School Girls (1986) See more »

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Grandmother of womens prisons movies
10 March 2000 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

This movie is magnificent and, being one of the first of the genre, was done perfectly. The casting is great - Parker and Emerson deserved their nominations, and Lee Patrick, Agnes Moorehead and others make indelible impressions. Parker's flick of a cigarette at the end was sublime.


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