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Such overacting. Depressing story. The victims are frustratingly passive. Greed meets psychopath in this melodrama about a morally bankrupt and inattentive society.
Impressive acting, particularly by Ann Sothern, Olivia de Havilland, James Caan and Jeff Corey. Hard to watch at times because of the extreme gratuitous violence.
Must see. Great and strange--and scary.
She acted like she was 4 stories high, when she was actually 1.5 stories high...she could've hung by her arms out of the elevator and dropped the ~3ft to the floor...not believable at all...the concept could've been executed much better than it was...very disappointing. The only thing enjoyable was the fatal traffic accident at the end.
Olivia De Havilland hams it up to 11 in this ridiculous thriller. Quite shocking and nasty for its time, it certainly has its moments.
vile exploitation that must have been an influence on tobe hooper and wes craven. darkly enjoyable social comment
Other than a lot of wasted potential and a young James Caan Lady in a Cage is a watchable yet dull suspense movie about a lady (terribly overacted by Olivia de Haviland) trapped in her stair elevator after her electricity is cut. James Caan as a scummy thief gives a cringe worthy performance but does give a glimpse or two of the talent that was developing.
Lady in Cage! This is James Caan's first starring role (although not his first picture) and he plays a brutal character that he modeled after Marlon Brando in Streetcar Named Desire.
Olivia de Havilland (yes that Olivia de Havilland) is Cornelia Hilyard, a wealthy widow who is recovering from hip surgery. In order to get to the second floor of her house she has an elevator installed. On this particular day Cornelia is taking the lift upstairs when the power goes out and traps her between floors. Fortunately for her she has an emergency button that rings a bell outside the house. Instead of someone coming to rescue her however, the bell lures a bum (Jeff Corey) into the house. He steals some bottles of wine and then walks off with Cornelia's toaster which he takes to a local pawn shop. Randall (James Caan) and his two lackeys Elaine and Essie (Jennifer Billingsley and Rafael Campos) also happen to be at the pawn shop and they decide to follow the bum and see what he is up to. The bum goes to visit Sade (Ann Sothern) a local hustler who he is enamored with. Together the two of them decide to go back to Cornelia's house and rob the place blind.
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A shocking thriller that shows how low some people will go for money! Well acted by all
Making a mosaic of characters showing the vision of the misfits of the 60Â´s, the movie is filled up with tones os prejudice characters and pessimists points of view of the society at the time. For this, the movie becames a must-see piece of cinema, if not for the chacarcters, at least for the story and the hole sunspense created in the situation.