A proper matron marches into a police station to announce that she has just shot a fellow shopper in a supermarket's parking lot.


Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Cage
Lieutenant Angel
Stanley Grover ...
Martin Cage
Stephen Hornyak ...
The Detective (as Steve Hornyak)
Elizabeth Cage
The Thief
Phyllis Dean


Fifty-something Lillian Cage keeps house and meticulously irons her husband's shirts while humming the theme from "Rawhide" and enjoying a secret crush on the teenager who daily bags her groceries. When a robber shoots down the boy before her eyes, Mrs. Cage grabs the gun and turns it on the person she deems responsible, then carries the weapon to the police station in her straw hat to try to explain, in her own way, how it all happened. Written by Morganalee

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20 May 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lillian Cage: I confess to the murder of Phyllis Dean. I confess to the murder of Phyllis Dean! I grabbed the gun, I aimed it, I shot her through the head! I killed the woman, period. I didn't like her very much.
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Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by Volta Music Corporation, Largo Music Inc. and Mrs. Ned Washington (ASCAP)
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My favorite Anne Bancroft
8 June 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was very lucky to see this beaut. For years, I felt Anne Bancroft's best role was as Annie Sullivan until I sat down to dinner in front of this TV flick. I don't think anyone else could have put a spin on this role better than she did. It was touted as a comedic film but it's hardly that. It's more tragic and melancholy than anything and Anne's performance will wreck you for days. Forget The Graduate, this will make you remember her forever. It's reminiscent of Judy Garland's performance in "A Child Is Waiting," which I feel is the best thing that Garland ever did. It will hit a note with anyone who has felt trapped and unfulfilled or walked upon and needed to strike back.

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