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Caged (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 10 June 1950 (USA)
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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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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Will she come out a woman or a wildcat? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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10 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Femmes en cage  »

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In order to do research for her book, former L.A. Times reporter and screenwriter (under contract at Warner's) Virginia Kellogg pulled some strings to incarcerate herself in a woman's prison. She then wrote a book about it, "Women without Men," which was a kind of almanac of everything she witnessed while in prison. Warner Bros. then had her write the screenplay, which was nominated for an Oscar. See more »

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

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Kitty Stark: You see kid, in this cage, you get tough or you get killed. Better wise up before it's too late.
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awsome movie

this is one of the most under rated movies of all time.

eleanor parker really did deserve an oscar for this performance, the entire cast is excellent as well. agnes morehead shows there was very much more to her than endora on bewitched, that is for sure.

all parents should make it a point to share this film with their kids. it is on a par with the documentary "scared straight" of the 70's. it is so powerful, it will cancel many of the "cute prison" films out there.

they simply made FILMS in those days, not movies. got their point accross artisticly, not with simply emitting streams of profanity, and sex.


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