Caged (1950) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson, Ellen Corby

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Based on a screenplay directly written for the screen, CAGED is a movie directed by John Cromwell in 1950. Three nominations for the academy awards in the Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Screenplay categories.
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Marie Allen, a 19 years old woman, is sent to a women penitentiary for complicity in an armed robbery. Although Agnes Moorehead, the Head of the prison, tries to help her, Marie has to confront Hope Emerson, the sadistic warden.

The cinematographical reference in regards to the sub genre of women in prison movies.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Caged (1950)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   jail abuse/escape story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--swords/knives

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