Lady in a Cage Movie Review Summary

Actors: Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley

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Cornelia Hilyard is a wealthy widow healing from a broken hip from a injury. Hilyard lives with her son Malcolm in a wonderful mansion in which she can only get around in through a elevator. One day Malcolm planned a trip that day to see his friends and also leaves something for his mother, a suicide note, but he only tells her to read until he leaves. Before Malcolm left his home, he accidently knocks over a ladder with his car, which soon hits a power line. It so happens Hilyard is using the elevator and suddenly the power line in the elevator is out of order.
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Assuming that it is only a minor malfunction, Hilyard sits in the elevator for a few minutes and do not bother pressing the emergency button. But soon the lady grows tired and eventually finds out that something is wrong and Hilyard began to press the button, yet on the outside, people in their cars unaware of what they hear and continue to mind their own business. Hilyard finally gets the attention she need- the attention of a drunk named George, who proves to be not so helpful as he only want what Hilyard got, liquor and lots of money.

As George helps himself with booze and plenty of Hilyard's possessions which he sells to the pawn shop, he also informs Sade a prositute, Randall, Elaine, and Essie, three young hoodlums about the woman. Soon the group place Hilyard in a closet, have a sexual encounter in the house and lastly kill George. Randall began to ridicule Hilyard and gives her the worst news she ever heard in her life- the suicide note written by Malcolm. After finding out the note, Hilyard began to find some strenghth and encourage to get rid of the invaders in her home, one way or another.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   rescuing from kidnappers Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   orgies Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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