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The film was initially refused a cinema certificate in the UK by the BBFC; the ban was lifted in 1967, when the film got mostly unfavorable reviews. It was scarcely shown anywhere in the UK outside of London and has never been revived in Britain or shown on British television.
First of two pictures in a row in which Olivia De Havilland stepped into a role originally announced for Joan Crawford; the following year, she replaced Crawford in Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte.
According to a July 10, 1962 letter Joan Crawford was set to play the lead in this film. Crawford says: "I've finished The Caretakers (1963) now, and am deep in rehearsals with Bette Davis on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). We will start shooting the picture on the 23rd, for four weeks. Then I hope to fly to New York with the twins to put them in school, and will return to Los Angeles to make 'Lady in a Cage'."
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James Caan modeled his performance in the film after Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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Although he had made an appearance in Irma la Douce (1963), this was James Caan's first credited feature film role after getting his start with sporadic television parts.
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Production designer Rudolph Sternad's last film. He died more than a year before its release.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The fate of Ann Sothern's character is never revealed. At one point, she is locked in a closet and never seen again.

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