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The Mafu Cage (1978)

Ellen has been taking care of her insane younger sister Cissy ever since their explorer father died. When Cissy's pet ape dies in their mansion's dungeon and Ellen finds a boyfriend, Cissy's incestuous desire for her sister turns deadly.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Don Chastain, Éric Wesphal (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Grant ... Ellen
Carol Kane ... Cissy
Will Geer ... Zom
James Olson ... David
Budar Budar ... Mafu
William Sherwood William Sherwood ... Will (as Will Sherwood)
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Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A terrifying love story. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Ring the Doorbell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Very fine work
31 August 2003 | by cdimdbSee all my reviews

Nobody going to say a word about Carol Kane's extraordinary performance? She was working with a series of animals, and having to ad-lib her character continuously. An amazing job by this superb and often overlooked actor.

Regarding the film itself - boggle. It's been years since I saw it, but it blew me away at the time. Here's hoping some noble figure will step up and put it on DVD soon.


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