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Cage of Gold (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 January 1952 (USA)
In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Jack Whittingham (from an original story by), Paul L. Stein (from an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Simmons ... Judith
David Farrar ... Bill
James Donald ... Alan
Madeleine Lebeau ... Marie
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Antoinette
Herbert Lom ... Rahman
Bernard Lee ... Inspector Grey
Grégoire Aslan ... Duport (as Gregoire Aslan)
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Waddy
Harcourt Williams ... Dr. Kearn
Léo Ferré ... Victor (as Leo Ferre)
George Benson George Benson ... Assistant Registrar
Martin Boddey ... Adams
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Jenkins
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... A Policeman
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Storyline

A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The drama of a girl threatened by her past.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café 'Det gyldne bur' See more »

Filming Locations:

Ealing, London, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious and any similarity to any incident, name or individual is coincidental. See more »

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Gay Paris
(uncredited)
Written by Léo Ferré
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Farrar a blackmailer,surely not
7 February 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I am so used to seeing David Farrar as an army or police officer that it was quite a shock to see him as a rather nasty blackmailer and smuggler.Though clearly Jean Simmons prefers him to the rather more sober and down to earth James Donald.However Farrar runs off to Paris as he doesn't want a quiet married life and his wife is not able to support him in the manner to which he is accustomed.From then on the story is fairly familiar territory.It is entertaining but utterly predictable.Much of the climatic action takes place in a pea souper in London,the type of which used to kill thousands of people over the years.In fact given the uncertainty of the murderer before the end you might have guessed that the fog killed him!


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