Directed by Walter Grauman • 1964 • United States
Starring Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley
Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland stars in this suspenseful shocker that also features soon-to-be star James Caan in his first major film role. Alone in her residence over a sweltering holiday weekend, a widow (de Havilland) is accidentally trapped in her home elevator during a power failure. Her meticulous, well-organized world is shattered as the elevator, stalled nine feet above the floor, becomes a claustrophobic torture chamber—a cage. Unable to escape, her situation turns desperate when the emergency alarm attracts a swarm of terrifying intruders: a drunken derelict (Jeff Corey) and his boozy lady friend (Ann Sothern), as well as a trio of young delinquents (Caan, Rafael Campos, Jennifer Billingsley) who embark on an orgy of wanton vandalism and sadistic brutality.