The Gilded Cage (1955 film)

The Gilded Cage is a 1955 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Alex Nicol, Veronica Hurst and Clifford Evans.[1] The film's title refers to a painting which features prominently in the story.[2]

The Gilded Cage
Directed byJohn Gilling
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Screenplay byBrock Williams
Paul Erickson (story)
StarringAlex Nicol
Veronica Hurst
Clifford Evans
Music byStanley Black
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited byJim Connock
Distributed byEros Films(UK)
Release date
February 1955 (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Two brothers become involved with criminals planning a major art heist, only to be framed by them for the theft.

The film is now available on dvd, having been released by Renown Pictures in 2013.


Critical reception

The Radio Times wrote, "director John Gilling tries to push this tale of art theft and murder along at a decent pace, but spotting who framed Nichol's brother is hardly taxing.";[3] while Sky Movies noted a "standard British thick-ear thriller of the Fifties...Vigorous playing from a solid cast that includes Clifford Evans and Veronica Hurst sees the ingenuous story through." [4]


  1. "The Gilded Cage". BFI.
  2. "The Gilded Cage". Find and Watch.
  3. David Parkinson. "The Gilded Cage". RadioTimes.
  4. "The Gilded Cage". Find and Watch.

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