Lady in a Cage

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Lurid, exciting melodrama in which a rich widow is trapped in her mansion when a power failure leaves her stuck inside her home elevator. She watches helplessly as her estate is plundered and vandalized by a group of evil young hoodlums. Cinematography by Lee Garmes.

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Olivia de Havilland
as Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
James Caan
as Randall Simpson O'Connell
Jeff Corey
as George L. Brady Jr.
William Swan
as Malcolm Hilyard
Charles Seel
as Junkyard Proprietor
Scatman Crothers
as Proprietor's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Lady in a Cage

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Audience Reviews for Lady in a Cage

  • Jan 31, 2012
    Thriller has some contrivances but also enough touches of reality to make it unsettling and disturbing. Olivia is effective as she works up to different levels of hysteria at a believable pace rather than going full bore from the beginning. Ann Sothern is a sad blowsy mess managing to engender sympathy for her character even though she does some disreputable things. James Caan is full of menace and an uncomfortable sexuality in his feature film debut, his simpleton comrades are frightening in their careless disregard for humanity. This is economically directed with a minimum of wasted scenes and a talented cast but the theme of home invasion is to real to prove much in the way of escapist entertainment.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2008
    A nail-bitting thriller that hasn't aged a day.
    Rhady N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2007
    It's very good, but it has a very dark undertone that I didn't enjoy at all. I doubt I will see it again.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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