6.8/10
2,413
62 user 40 critic

Lady in a Cage (1964)

A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writer:

Luther Davis
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Strait-Jacket (1964)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening making random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson
Games (1967)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Simone Signoret, James Caan, Katharine Ross
The Snake Pit (1948)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn
Dead Ringer (1964)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Director: Paul Henreid
Stars: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas
De erfgename (1949)
Certificate: AL Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell
The Letter (1940)
Certificate: 18 Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
James Caan ... Randall Simpson O'Connell
Jennifer Billingsley ... Elaine
Rafael Campos ... Essie
William Swan William Swan ... Malcolm Hilyard
Jeff Corey ... George L. Brady Jr. aka Repent
Ann Sothern ... Sade
Edit

Storyline

The lady is Mrs. Hilyard, a wealthy poetess who lives in a three-story city mansion and her cage is her elevator, which stops a dozen feet short of the main floor due to an electrical failure on a July 4th weekend. She rings her outside alarm, eventually noticed by a drunken derelict, who breaks into the house, ignores her plight and helps himself to various items and alcohol. He leaves with his loot but returns a while later with a plump prostitute and three teenage hoodlums, who proceed to terrorize Mrs. Hilyard as they wreck her home. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Do not see "Lady in a Cage" alone! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une femme dans une cage See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First of two pictures in a row in which Olivia De Havilland stepped into a role originally announced for Joan Crawford. She also replaced Crawford in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). See more »

Goofs

The battery for the alarm is shown as it runs down; but later in the movie the battery works like new. See more »

Quotes

Randall: [to George] We're gonna kill you, pop. All of you. You... and the pig. And the human being.
[above, Mrs. Hilyard screams]
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening Paramount logo is done in vertical stripes to reflect the cage motif. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Iki-jigoku (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A terrific, edge-of-your seat thriller with excellent performances.
24 February 2001 | by chad478See all my reviews

Released back in the mid-'60's, this sadly overlooked thriller was way ahead of its time and foreshadows the senseless violence that exists in our society today. Olivia de Havilland gives a stunning performance as a partially crippled woman who becomes trapped in her private elevator during a power failure. Meanwhile, three vicious thugs(led by James Caan in his film debut) ransack her house and contemplate murdering a hustler(Ann Sothern) and a wino(Jeff Corey) who are unwittingly along for the ride. It's a gripping, chillingly realistic tale, with first-rate performances by the superb cast. Not only did James Caan make his debut with this film, but LADY IN A CAGE also marked the return of the great Ann Sothern who had been absent from the big screen for ten years to star in the popular TV shows "Private Secretary" and "The Ann Sothern Show".


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed

 
Heavy Cast Iron Octopus Towel Hanger Coat Hooks Hat Hook, Key Rack Nautical$9.99 17d left | Kit & Manufactured Homes Yearbook - Issue 23, 2017 | Office Tab Enterprise 9.20.