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

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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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Femmes en cage  »

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Eleanor Parker's Best Actress Oscar nominated performance was the only one in the category not in a Best Picture nominee that year. 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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Great movie, underrated
17 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

For reasons I cannot fathom, this film sometimes ends up on lists of the worst movies of all time; this despite Oscar nominations for Eleanor Parker and Hope Emerson. It has some of the best acting performances around, runs the gamut on "stock" characters, but well done and great black & white filming and lighting. It's terrifically engaging and one quickly gets wrapped up with the characters, some of whom are morally ambiguous and some of whom are just evil, and how they choose to cope in unbearable circumstances. It's a great movie and deserving of a lot more credit than it's gotten in the past. 10/10.


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