Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Behind Bars

Watched the 1950 Warner Bros. classic "Caged" tonight -- often mentioned as one of the best women's prison movies of the era.

Eleanor Parker (as the 19 year old sent to prison) and Hope Emerson (as the most evil prison matron ever) were both nominated for an Oscar.

And Agnes Moorehead turns up as the reform-minded prison superintendent.

And in keeping with the theme, last night I watched "Hell's Highway," a 1932 RKO picture about a prison chain gang starring Richard Dix.

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