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The Shrike (1955)

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 ... See full summary »

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Ann Downs
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Charlotte Moore
Kendall Clark ...
Dr. R.S. Bellman
Isabel Bonner ...
Dr. Barrow
Jay Barney ...
Dr. Kramer
Somar Alberg ...
Dr. Schlesinger
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Harry Downs
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Gregory, Male Nurse
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Tager
Martin Benedict ...
Jimmy
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John Ankortis
Martin Newman ...
Carlos O'Brien
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Schloss (as Billy Greene)
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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In the original play, the character of Charlotte is frequently mentioned but never appears. The film adds her as a major character played by Joy Page. See more »

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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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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 26 June 1955 (1955) See more »

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16 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie about 50 years ago. A friend of mine, who had seen the play on Broadway, told me that his mother and her bridge club had journeyed from New Jersey to NYC to see it in a matinée performance, and she told him, as I remember, "We girls found it one-sided." My friend was a full fledged alcoholic by the age of twenty. He found the movie too true to be good, if I may put it so.

I loved June Alyson ever since I had seen her in Singing in the Rain and the movie, the Shrike, has always stayed with me, in part because I found it puzzling the one time I saw it. I would really like to see it again; only the passage of time leads me to give it a "9" rather than a "10".

Many strong images from the film remain in my memory: the squalid 12 x 6 hotel room lit by a bare bulb hanging like fly paper from the ceiling in which the attempted suicide took place; the impassive face of the psychiatrist listening to the wife's (shrike's) analysis of her husband; her shock when the shrink asks her whether she has sought therapeutic help for herself; and some other moments, too.

It may be one of the great movies. It seems to have been lost to memory. How can I get to see it again?


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