A deranged mother avenges herself on the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement.

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A deranged mother avenges herself on the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement.

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6 November 1971 (USA)  »

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This film is based on the 1971 Elizabeth Davis novel 'There Was An Old Woman'. See more »

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Version of Inn of the Frightened People (1971) See more »

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Shelley Winters at her most overbearing and most irresistible!!!!!
29 September 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

I love Shelley Winters!!!!! I couldn't care less what anyone says. Some people ridicule her, but the fact is Shelley Winters is one of the most gifted and delightful actresses working in films today. How can you ridicule someone who has won two Academy Awards and has received two Oscar nominations besides that? If you're a bona-fide Shelley fan like I am, this is the flick for you! Shelley is an obsessive mother who avenges her daughter's rape by imprisoning the man she suspects of the dirty deed in a cage in her basement. Sound far-fetched? Nothing's impossible when Shelley's in charge, and this is her vehicle all the way, and be assured she gets all the mileage out of it she possibly can. Sure, you've seen this type of story before, but you've never seen it the way Shelley does it!


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