Cage of Nightingales, A (1947): Jean Dreville”s Oscar Nominated Film

France
 
Jean Dreville’s French film centers on a novelist (played by Noel Noel), who writes a book about his adventurous experiences as a child in a reform school. The book is then read by his girlfriend, who provides a different perspective on the proceedings.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Original Story: Georges Chaperot and Rene Wheeler
Oscar Awards: None
 
Oscar Context:
The winner of the Original Story Oscar went to Valentine Davies for “Miracle on 34th Street,” which was also nominated for Best Picture.
The other contestants were: Herbert Clyde Lewis and Frederick Stephani for “It Happened on Fifth Avenue,” Eleazar Lipsky for “Kiss of Death,” a crime-gangster that put Richard Widmark on the map, and Dorothy Parker and Frank Cavett for the Susan Hayward melodrama, “”Smash-Up—The Story of a Woman.”