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Ann Downs
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Charlotte Moore
Kendall Clark ...
Dr. R.S. Bellman
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Carlos O'Brien
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Joe Comadore ...
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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21 June 1955 (Japan)  »

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In all diesen Nächten  »

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The original Broadway production of "The Shrike" by Joseph A. Kramm opened on January 15, 1952 at the Cort Theater, ran for 161 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1952. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are typewritten on a roll of paper, which a hand cuts at intervals with a pair of scissors. See more »

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Version of Unter Kuratel (1970) See more »

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Incredulous Ending
17 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A decent film ruined by a totally unbelievable ending. The final 2 minute scene went against everything I'd been viewing for the previous 90 minutes. I allow a wide berth in films, especially older ones, for unrealistic situations, characters, coincidences.....but I'm not sure if I've even seen anything like this. Judge for yourself.


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