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Rating: 6.5 stars

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Seen on: 11/12/2011

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Caged (1950)

Directed by John Cromwell

Drama

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria

Overview

Caged tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict.

Length 96 minutes

Actors

Ellen Corby | Lee Patrick | Eleanor Parker | Jane Darwell | Agnes Moorehead | Taylor Holmes | Edith Evanson | Jan Sterling | Don Beddoe | Nita Talbot | Hope Emerson | Betty Garde | Esther Howard | Olive Deering | Gertrude Michael | Sheila MacRae | Gertrude Hoffmann | Queenie Smith | Hazel Keener | Grace Hayes | Sheila Stuart

Viewing Notes

Happened to be awake post-surgery and caught this on TCM at the beginning.

If not the first, definitely one of the earliest of the women-in-prison movies, though much tamer than any of the ‘70s or ‘80s era movies that would gain notoriety.

Definitely quite cynical for its time, and a pretty damning indictment of the women’s prison system.

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