American Playhouse

Mrs. Cage (20 May 1992)

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


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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Cage
Lieutenant Angel
Stanley Grover ...
Martin Cage
Stephen Hornyak ...
The Detective (as Steve Hornyak)
Amy Morton ...
Elizabeth Cage
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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Lt. Angel: What would you like to talk about, Mrs. Cage? Your daughter's divorce? Your husband's shirts? I'm interested, Mrs. Cage, I'm fascinated, because I can tell you're different! You're not like that scum who shot the grocery boy, are you, Mrs. Cage?
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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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Surreal Food Shopping
1 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I'm not here to write a 1000 word comment, just to say this is just a terrific little story. Anne Bancroft is superb as a happy go lucky food shopper who's keen friendship with a bag boy, results in her losing it, as we all can? She recounts her story to a detective played by Hector, who's wonderful in this supporting role.

Unfortunately, sweet little gems like this(broadcast on PBS) are hardly ever available on video nor are they re-broadcast, but be on the lookout, you won't be disappointed.

But I'm fast, when I see wonders like this coming, and manage to video tape them. In fact I think I'll watch it again.

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