A recently widowed nineteen year old gets caught up in a burglary and takes the fall. She is sentenced to ten months in prison. She is quickly identified as fresh meat but she stands up for herself and puts several ladies down. Her ten months in prison are very eventful , especially when a shift of power occurs within the inmates.
"He kept on hitting me so I kept on slapping back."
John Cromwell, director of Made for Each Other, Since You Went Away, The Prisoner of Zenda, Dead Reckoning, Algiers, and This Man is Mine, delivers Caged. The storyline for this picture is very intricate and well executed. The characters are well developed and the widows story unfolds amazingly and concludes climatically. The acting is great and includes Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Jan Sterling, Jane Darwell, and Sheila MacRae.
"You're lucky your man is dead."
I came across this film on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it. It surprised me this grindhouse genre movie would hit TCM and it quickly became apparent why. The acting and execution was very well done. I strongly recommend catching this underrated gem.
"Lay your hands on me and I'll put your lights out."
Powerful study, with a great cast, watch for Ellen Corby (Grandma on the Waltons) is a delight as a comedic part.