Caged (1950)

Eleanor Parker plays a naive young woman who helps her no-good husband in a robbery. Parker is sentenced to prison, where, despite the compassionate efforts of warden Agnes Moorehead, she is subjected to the cruelties of Amazonian matron… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Emanuel Levy

Deemed harsh in 1950, Cromwell's melodrama about women in prison has lost its edge but the acting of Agnes Moorehead and Hope Emerson, as a monstrously facist matron, is good; the film still offers valuable lesson about how life in prison makes criminals

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ranked as the best women-in-prison film ever made, but even if this is so it still doesn't make it very good.

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Kevin M. Williams
Good stuff as we are taken to a tour of the real hard time, the cooler, the slammer, the joint, behind bars with ... well, a pretty okay collection of ladies… More
Cindy I
If The Big House is the grandpa of prison movies, then Caged is the grandma... or maybe the wicked stepmother. One of the best prison movies I've seen.… More
jay nixon
The grandmother of all women in prison movies. All the cliches are here. The young innocent turned to a hard criminal life, the sadistic guard just screaming… More