Cage of Gold

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Cage of Gold
"Cage of Gold" (1950).jpg
Italian poster
Directed by Basil Dearden
Produced by Michael Balcon
Michael Relph (associate producer)
Written by Jack Whittingham
Story by Paul L. Stein
Jack Whittingham
Starring Jean Simmons
David Farrar
James Donald
Herbert Lom
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by Peter Tanner
Release dates
19 September 1950 (London) (UK)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Cage of Gold is a 1950 British drama film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jean Simmons, David Farrar and James Donald.[1]


A young woman deserts her prospective fiance for an old flame who makes her pregnant, marries her, then leaves her on the morning after the wedding when he discovers that her father can offer him no financial support. Two years later she - believing her husband Bill Glennan to be dead - has married her former fiance and borne a son, Nicholas. Glennan reappears and proceeds to blackmail her.[2]

Critical responses[edit]

"Melodrama of a young girl's tragic infatuation for a worthless bounder who had been her schoolgirl hero. Lavishly staged and efficiently directed, but the characters are somewhat stereotyped."[3]

"[E]ven with some serious shortcomings, here is a quality product, as might be expected from Michael Balcon..." [4]



  1. ^ Cage of Gold at IMDb
  2. ^ Cage of Gold at BFI
  3. ^ Picture Show, vol 55, No 1441
  4. ^ H. H. T.: Cage of Gold (1950): A British Mystery Story. Review in New York Times, 19 January 1952