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Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 2 - Women in Peril
     

Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 2 - Women in Peril

Director: Freddie Francis, John Cromwell, Tito Davison, Eleanor Parker

Cast: Freddie Francis, John Cromwell, Tito Davison, Eleanor Parker

 
Caged, considered the best woman's prison film ever made, represents a union between realistic socially conscious drama and the more stylized world of film noir. Marie, (Eleanor Parker), is sentenced to prison for helping her husband in a small robbery. The prison is run by the sadistic matron Evelyn (

Overview

Caged, considered the best woman's prison film ever made, represents a union between realistic socially conscious drama and the more stylized world of film noir. Marie, (Eleanor Parker), is sentenced to prison for helping her husband in a small robbery. The prison is run by the sadistic matron Evelyn (Hope Emerson) who is secure in her position due to corrupt political influence. The film shows Marie's slow disillusionment with society and her eventual decision to become a prostitute in order to gain parole after observing her friend and fellow inmate Kitty (Betty Garde) lose her sanity and murder their oppressor Evelyn. With this uncompromisingly pessimistic statement on human nature, John Cromwell reaches his peak as a director. Under his expert direction, Eleanor Parker gives the best performance of her career and creates a convincing metamorphosis from a innocent young girl to a hardened criminal. Her performance is nuanced, low-keyed and emotionally charged. Equally impressive is Cromwell's visual realization of the claustrophobia of prison life, aided by the high-contrast photography of Carl Guthrie. This excellent, grim drama is uncompromising in its refusal to sentimentalize the plight of Marie as a victim or to absolve her of her role in her fate, nor does it absolve society as it shows the results of desperation and brutalization on human dignity.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2007
UPC:
0085391145226
Source:
Warner Home Video
Time:
4:45:00
Sales rank:
55,201

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Parker Marie Allen
Joan Crawford Dr. Brockton
Lana Turner Adriana Roman
Agnes Moorehead Ruth Benton
George Chakiris Johnny Allen
Michael Gough Sam Murdock
Bernard Kay Inspector Greenham
Ellen Corby Emma
Richard Egan Frederick Lansdale
Dan O'Herlihy Charles Winthrop
Hope Emerson Evelyn Harper
Kim Braden Ann Brockton
Betty Garde Kitty Stark
David Griffin Malcolm
Pamela Rodgers Bibi
Jan Sterling Smoochie

Technical Credits
Freddie Francis Director
John Cromwell Director
Tito Davison Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Cube
1. Stage Farewell [2:51]
2. Credits [1:50]
3. Wicked Stepmother/Daughter [3:56]
4. Can't We Be Friends? [2:33]
5. Who's Your Groovy Friend? [3:10]
6. Cubed at Le Trip [7:03]
7. Small Tie [4:19]
8. Expelled [2:22]
9. $600 For This? [3:47]
10. Party Time [2:42]
11. Unexpected Arrival [1:55]
12. Generation Gap [2:57]
13. Lost at Sea [3:55]
14. Terms of the Will [2:42]
15. Poisoned Minds [2:45]
16. Head Trip [2:39]
17. Driven Under the Influence [4:44]
18. Losing Her Mind [4:49]
19. Perfect Freakout [5:52]
20. Court Ruling [2:49]
21. Wedding Night Fight [1:56]
22. The Play's the Thing [5:31]
23. Unraveling On/Off Stage [3:41]
24. Act 3 Special Effects [3:45]
25. "I'm Not Mad!" [5:18]
26. Imperfect Freakout [1:30]
27. Cast List [5:09]
Disc #2 -- Trog
1. Credits [2:07]
2. Explorers Three [4:26]
3. Underground Stream [3:35]
4. Apelike Attacker [2:09]
5. Dr. Brockton [3:26]
6. Like I Have Never Seen [3:35]
7. Picture of Trog [3:28]
8. Trog Meets the Media [4:13]
9. Rifle-Powered Sedation [2:45]
10. Marvelous Appetite [2:16]
11. Press Conference [5:27]
12. Be Patient [3:28]
13. Music Hath Charms [5:57]
14. Doggone [2:28]
15. Court of Inquiry [5:38]
16. Major Surgery [5:23]
17. Down Memory Lane [6:57]
18. Murdock Breaks In [4:03]
19. Murder and Escape [4:05]
20. Village Mayhem [4:24]
21. Little Girl Gone [4:15]
22. Rescue [4:01]
23. Fata Fall [2:07]
24. Cast List [:40]
Disc #3 -- Caged
1. Credits [1:31]
2. #93850 [4:43]
3. Expectin' Company? [3:59]
4. Superintendent Benton [5:57]
5. Matron Harper [4:13]
6. Mee the New Fish [3:43]
7. Just So Much Velvet [3:22]
8. Nightmare [4:28]
9. Get Tough or Get Killed [3:29]
10. Flopped Back [4:42]
11. End of Her Rope [3:33]
12. Animals in a Cage [3:20]
13. Better Than a Knockout [2:05]
14. Mother, Come Back! [4:27]
15. Goodbye, Queen Bee [3:12]
16. Hard of Hearing [4:51]
17. Fast Learner [3:25]
18. Give Me One Good Reason [4:09]
19. The Kitten [3:33]
20. Riot [1:57]
21. Sentenced to Solitary [3:42]
22. Benton Under Attack [4:25]
23. Sound of Defiante [1:57]
24. Harper's Fate [2:58]
25. Convict's Choice [4:16]
26. She'll Be Back [4:13]

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