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Alex Nicol shields his brother from murder charge and finds an art forgery conspiracy
"The Gilded Cage" is a compact crime noir, starring Alex Nicol, and he sparks the picture with a lively performance. His physical presence and strong voice are both assets to the film. In the beginning of the film, Ursula Howells livens up the proceedings as a sophisticated actress.
The picture is a murder mystery for a good part of its length. Actress Howells has been shot and Nicol's brother would be implicated if he did not intervene, which he does. Gradually the role of a valuable painting (The Gilded Cage) comes to the fore, but the skein is tangled.
Clifford Evans is a recognizable presence providing support, sporting a mustache in this movie.
This is an easy to take Brit noir, by which I mean that it moves straight ahead, doesn't shilly-shally on bit parts, avoids heavy accents, and avoids awkwardness.
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