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The Cage

1956 27 min
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This short documentary from 1956 examines the phenomenon of "the gilded cage." Are the strain and tension worth the lifestyle a well-paid job provides? As we follow the story of Hugh Martin, a capable executive caught on the treadmill of our competitive society, we're forced to conclude that there must be another way. A film still as relevant today as the day it was made.

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The Cage
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    1955 46 films
    This TV series from the mid-1950s blended documentary and fiction to tell Canadian stories from a Canadian perspective.

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This short documentary from 1956 examines the phenomenon of "the gilded cage." Are the strain and tension worth the lifestyle a well-paid job provides? As we follow the story of Hugh Martin, a capable executive caught on the treadmill of our competitive society, we're forced to conclude that there must be another way. A film still as relevant today as the day it was made.
  • director
    Fergus McDonell
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • script
    Gordon Burwash
  • photography
    Lorne C. Batchelor
  • sound
    Frank Orban
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Brian Keene
  • cast
    Paul Belyea
    James Doohan
    Phyllis Malcolm Stewart
    Howard Millson
    Sandy Webster
    Austin Willis

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