Oscar Movies: Caged (1950)


Oscar Nominations: 3

Actress: Eleanor Parker
Supporting Actress: Hope Emerson
Story and Screenplay: Virginia Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

Eleanor Parker gives one of her least mannered performances. In 1950, one of the toughest years for female leads, the Best Actress winner was Judy Holliday for “Born Yesterday,” beating out Bette David (“All About Eve”) and Gloria Swanson (“Sunset Boulevard”). The Supporting Actress was vet actress Josephine Hull for the comedy hit “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart.

The Story and Screenplay Oscar honored Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr. for “Sunset Boulevard.”