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Caged (1950) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressEleanor ParkerNominated
Best Supporting ActressHope EmersonNominated
Best WritingVirginia Kellogg, Bernard C. SchoenfeldNominated
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Caged (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 17, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Caged proves to be a stark, even uncompromising picture for the 1950s. Director John Cromwell had a long career in Hollywood, helmed some quality film noir, and became a subsequent casualty of the Blacklist but this just might be his finest effort. Furthermore, despite being an actress of some accla... Read full article


Caged (1950, John Cromwell)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 19, 2016 From The Stop Button

Max Steiner does the music for Caged, which is strange to think about because Caged barely has any music. Director Cromwell instead emphasizes the silence, especially as the film opens. Right after the opening credits, which do have music, Caged gets very quiet. “Silence” reads all the w... Read full article


Caged (1950)

on May 16, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Before?Orange is the New Black?rocked television screens, the women’s prison was a location commonly lampooned?in exploitation movies of the 1970s or X-rated content. ?If you go back further you’ll find 1950′s?Caged, a social welfare “expose” on the harsh realities of a... Read full article


Women in Prison: Caged (1950)

on May 5, 2014 From True Classics

After watching season one of Netflix’s popular series Orange is the New Black, I was excited when the opportunity arose to review 1950′s Caged, a similar story of a naive young woman who is imprisoned after collaborating in a crime. Certainly there are many parallels between the two stor... Read full article


In Memory of Eleanor Parker: Caged

By Rachel T on Dec 21, 2013 From Sunset Blvd

To celebrate the wonderful Eleanor Parker, I had originally planned to write a piece on her most famous creation: the Baroness Schraeder of?The Sound of Music.?However, while it is definitely a lovely performance, (and God knows we all adore her in it ??especially in those gorgeous party dresses) I ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Evelyn Harper: Let's you and me get acquainted honey. You may be a number to others but not to me. Sit down in this chair, it's kinda roomy.


Emma Barber: That trained seal can sure ask a lot of questions. Who is this Pearl Harbor anyway? What is she, an inmate?


Elvira Powell: I didn't know what kind of a heel Harper is. She's like a cop I was sweet on once. He had to work guys over for no reason at all, just because it made him feel important. If I'd known I wouldn't have started on you.


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Facts about

Originally titled iThe Big Cage/i, an early version of the script was intended as a Bette Davis/Joan Crawford vehicle.
In an early example of product placement, Snickers, Mason Mints, and Life-Savers are clearly visible when Harper opens the drawer in her room.
In order to do research for the film, Virginia Kellogg pulled some strings to incarcerate herself in a woman's prison. What she wrote once she was out was not so much a screenplay, but a kind of almanac of everything she witnessed while in prison. Warner Bros. then got their screenwriters to make a screenplay out of it.
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