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Basics Critics:46Viewers:73Rusty:76
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: Film noir, Crime Fiction, DramaRuntime: 91 - 96 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: John CromwellScreenwriter: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Virginia KelloggMusic: Max SteinerCinematography: Carl E. GuthrieStars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson, Ellen Corby, Gertrude Hoffmann, Sheila MacRae, Don Beddoe, Jan Sterling, Jane Darwell, Lee Patrick Producer: Jerry WaldAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Eleanor Parker)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hope Emerson)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Caged is a 1950 film noir directed by John Cromwell and starring Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Hope Emerson. It was nominated for three Academy Awards. The movie tells the story of a teenage newlywed 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 frightened young girl into a hardened convict. Caged was adapted by Virginia Kellogg from the story "Women Without Men" by Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. The studio had originally intended it as a vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but reportedly Davis had said she didn't want to make a "dyke movie" and turned it down.

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