Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ... Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
The Medical Jungle Doctors Don't Talk About!
Did You Know?
According to Samuel Fuller
, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors. See more
In a shot change during the fight scene in the kitchen, a bent table leg is abruptly straight and the pots and pans on the stove in the background change as Johnny pulls Wilkes across the prep counter. See more
Do you think I like singing in that sewer with a hot light on my navel? I'm doing it because it pays more than shorthand or clerking or typing.
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