The Glass Cage (1955 film)

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The Glass Cage
The Glass Tomb poster.jpg
U.S. theatrical release poster
Directed byMontgomery Tully
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Screenplay byRichard H. Landau
Based onnovel The Outsiders by A.E. Martin[1]
StarringJohn Ireland
Music byLeonard Salzedo
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byJames Needs
Distributed byLippert Pictures (USA)
Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • 15 April 1955 (1955-04-15) (U.S.)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Glass Cage (American title: The Glass Tomb) is a 1955 British mystery film, directed by Montgomery Tully and starring John Ireland, Honor Blackman and Sid James. It was made by Hammer Film Productions.[2][3]


A carnival is interrupted by a couple of murders, causing the police to investigate.


Critical reception[edit]

Dennis Schwartz called it "a moderate programmer that manages to get by its weak and unconvincing story by the efforts of its talented cast";[4] while Leonard Maltin noted that "Bizarre carnival backgrounds give this typical murder tale some spice."[5]


  1. ^ "The Glass Tomb (1955) - Screenplay Info -". Turner Classic Movies.
  2. ^ Martin, A. E. (20 February 1994). "Common People". Wakefield Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "The Glass Tomb (1955) - Montgomery Tully - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. "glasstomb".
  5. ^ "The Glass Tomb (1955) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies.

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