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
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. See more
[Screaming, to Dr. Cristo
Doctor, I'm not nuts! I'm here for the paper! I'm a PLANT!
Dr. L.G. Cristo
Now, forget all about Sloan, huh? Why don't you keep Pagliacci company? Have him sing "La Boheme" for ya'.
[Quietly and submissively