Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman is caught in the middle of a plot by thieves to steal a fortune she doesn't really know about in this oddball sexploitation opus filled with strange plot twists, non sequitur dialogue, characters who appear only to be dropped moments later, and clumsy post-production audio recording. Regular guy Ted is driving down the highway when he's flagged down by Julie (Miriam Eliot), a panicky woman wearing only a raincoat who has just escaped from a mental institution with cops on her trail. According to Julie, she was locked up against her will for reasons she doesn't understand, and needs to get back to the city. Ted is puzzled but offers to help, and eventually Julie makes contact with her boss, Brian, who owns several nightspots in town. Brian offers to let Julie stay with him, and when Ted informs Julie that her apartment has been ransacked, she takes Brian up on his offer. However, after a man in a ski mask attempts to attack Julie with a syringe, Brian arranges for Julie to stay with Kelly (June Roberts), an exotic dancer who works at one of his clubs. As it happens, Kelly would like Julie to be more than just a house guest, but that's the least of Julie's troubles; a gang of criminals have discovered a fortune in jewels has been stashed in one of Brian's bars where Julie once worked, and they need her help to find them, even if she's unaware of their presence. Kitten in a Cage also stars John Dunham, Linda Boyce, and Tony Warren.