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Rating: 8 stars


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Seen on: 11/02/2013

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Shock Corridor (1963)

Directed by Samuel Fuller

Drama | Mystery

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria, sensoria


Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation—and gradually loses his mind.

Length 101 minutes


Constance Towers | Paul Dubov | Peter Breck | James Best | Gene Evans | Marie Devereux | Larry Tucker | Hari Rhodes | Barbara Perry

Viewing Notes

Grabbed this off the blu-ray shelf at the library since I’ve been wanting to see this since the new releases were announced. What an excellent flick. Love this premise even though I knew how it was going to play out. Oddly this feels like an early blueprint for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, not the novel, but how mental institutions are depicted in film (then again I haven’t seen that movie in decades so I could be off on that). Either way this is a terrific film. Adore Constance Towers.


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