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?
Early in the film, during the strip club scenes, a photograph of Samuel Fuller
(famously with a cigar) can be seen on the wall. See more
During the climatic fight scene between Johnny and Wilkes, Peter Breck's stunt double is visible in a few scenes. See more
Hamlet was made for Freud. Not you.