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The Gilded Cage (1955)

Steve and Harry become involved in an art theft. Harry is framed by the crooks, and arrested by the police. Steve has to prove his brother's innocence.

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Steve Anderson
Veronica Hurst ...
Marcia Farrell
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Ken Aimes
Ursula Howells ...
Brenda Lucas
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Bruno Lucas
John Stuart ...
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Michael Alexander ...
Harry Anderson
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Charles Liddell
Trevor Reid ...
Inspector Brace
Charles Wade ...
Sumarko
Patrick Jordan ...
Sergeant Miller
Marie Bryant ...
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Steve and Harry become involved in an art theft. Harry is framed by the crooks, and arrested by the police. Steve has to prove his brother's innocence.

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Alex Nicol shields his brother from murder charge and finds an art forgery conspiracy
10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"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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