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Pressure Point (1962)

A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

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Young Psychiatrist
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Tavern Owner
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Jewish Father
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Jewish Girl
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An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies. Written by Anonymous

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FILMED IN BLACK, IN WHITE, IN RAGE!... a motion picture without a safety valve!

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The hill where the "imaginary friend" scene was shot would later become the site of the Universal Studios theme park. See more »

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Patient: Why don't you wise up?
Doctor: How would i do that?
Patient: Why don't you go back to Africa?
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Here Comes the Bride
("The Bridal Chorus") (uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner (1850)
Sung at bund meeting
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some really surreal moments

I wish that Hubert Cornfield, this film's director, had directed more films. I have seen this one and three others ("Plunder Road", "Lure of the Swamp" and "Night of the Following Day") and they all bear the stamp of a unique and very idiosyncratic vision. The flashback scenes of Bobby Darin's character in this film are truly unique and often quite disturbing, recalling Bunuel and Cocteau in their oneiric intensity. Definitely worth checking out if you are into offbeat and skewed cinema.


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